Spotlight Team

Key speaker at CEDIC'15: Don Goldman, USA

We are proud to announce that Don Goldman, Ph.D., President of Astrodon Imaging, USA, will be our key speaker at CEDIC'15. Surely everyone of you know Don Goldman and his famous Astrodon filters. Therefore it's a great honor for us, that Don will be our guest at the next CEDIC and that he agreed to give a speach and a workshop to share his excellent knowledge about astrophotography with all of us.

The Central European Deepsky Imaging Conference was introduced in 2009 by the three Austrian hobby-astrophotographers Christoph Kaltseis, Herbert Raab and Wolfgang Leitner. It was the first astronomical imaging conference throughout Europe and their personal contribution to the International Year of Astronomy 2009. Information and communication across local borders was and still is the main focus of this event.

Don Goldman

Breaking local borders and getting in contact with astrophotographers from all over the world was also one of the reasons, why the CEDIC Spotlight Team followed the friendly invitation of Daniel Verschatse to his Hacienda Los Andes, a new astrofarm under the great Chilean Skies. So four of us (unfortunately Herbert Raab was not able to participate) visited the Hacienda Los Andes in the new moon phase around March 1st, 2014. During a time span of nearly three weeks we operated up to 10 cameras in parallel each night. We hope to finish image processing till CEDIC'15, because we want to share the beauty of Chilean Skies with all of you during the Conference Opening Event!
More information about our trip to Chile can be found here: CEDIC Team goes Chile

The Conference opening of CEDIC'15 will take place on March 6th, 2015 - 19:30 at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz / Austria. As in the years before the opening event will be public and everyone is invited to join a unique, never seen multimedia presentation at the Deep Space of the Ars Electronica Center.
We are already looking forward to meet our friends from all over the world to have a lot of interesting conversations, discussions and also a lot of fun ;-)
Yours Cedic Spotlight Team & Christoph Kaltseis