It was tricks and treats for several hundred attendees at the Advanced Imaging Conference held in San Jose, California, on Halloween weekend last October. Numerous tricks of the astrophotography trade were revealed by presenters at a day-long series of workshops covering topics ranging from data acquisition and calibration through final tweaking of processed images. Treats too were numerous and included a day of lectures by distinguished speakers, as well as a chance for conference attendees to make and renew acquaintances and talk shop.
Another highlight was a ballroom-size vendor area where people could see (and purchase) the latest astrophotography gear. During the conference, Sky & Telescope’s senior editor Dennis di Cicco conducted video interviews with equipment manufacturers and software developers at the cutting edge of today’s astrophotography hobby.
Click on one of the names below to watch an in-depth interview with the corresponding vendor.