John O'Neal, NC Stargazer's Presentations:

AN INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION LUNAR/SOLAR TRANSIT TUTORIAL

In this presentation we will explore stap by step instructions to use a popular web application to locate Solar and Lunar ISS Transit Dates, Times, Center Lines and much more.

Then we will learn what types and sizes of telescope and camera combinations will be required to resolve the ISS as it transits the Solar/Lunar surfaces.

So, if you've ever wanted to capture your very own ISS Transit Photo, this tutorial will provide the neccessary information you will need to assure a successful shoot...

My newest presentation. I am scheduled so far in 2020 to present this talk at several venues throughout the continental USA. 

To date, I am scheduled in NC, SC, Florida, New York, Missourri and possibly Wisconsin.

THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF SPACE WEATHER & THE PARKER SOLAR PROBE


The past, Present and Future of Space Weather and the Parker Solar Probe and how it will revolutionize our understanding of Solar Activity

Presented at Mitchell Community College,2017,  Davidson College,2017,  Greensboro Astronomy Club,2017 
Piedmont Astronomers Association,2018  Solarfest 2018, Okie-Tex 2018,
Charlotte Amateur Astronomy Club, 2019,  Peach State Star Gaze, 2019

Colorizing Monochromatic Solar Images

A Simple Yet Effective Solar Image Colorization Tutorial by John O'Neal, NC Stargazer.
Have you ever wondered how solar imagers get those nice color images of the sun after capturing files with mono cameras?

The Effects of Seeing on Solar Imaging

Atmospheric seeing is an often overlooked, yet critical aspect of solar imaging. Without good seeing, your gear, camera, and even your techniques and skills donít much matter. 

So, before we even start thinking about gear, telescopes, cameras, and processing software, etc.,we need to discuss this frequently overlooked attribute of solar imaging ó 

we need to discuss seeing.

Presented at DAYSTAR FILTERS week long Solar Extravaganza (SOLARFEST 2016) in Missourri in August, 2016, at NEAIC in 2017 and at Okie-Tex in 2018.

Sudden Ionospheric Disturbance (SID) Receivers

Learn all about SID Receivers and the people who created them...

Presented at @ the DAYSTAR FILTERS SOLARFEST 2016 week long solar extravaganza in Missourri in August, 2016 and at The Peach State Star Gaze in 2019

Multiple Wavelength Solar Observing/Imaging w/DAYSTAR QUARKS


Multiple Wavelength Solar Observing/Imaging w/DAYSTAR QUARKS. 


Presented at The Catawba Valley Astronomy Club in the summer of 2016, at BOBFEST, the Regional Gathering of Amateur Astronomers, 

at the Catawba Science Center this spring, 2017 and at Gardner Webb University in Shelby NC in the Fall of 2017.

Smartphone Astrophotography - Easy Peasy

This is the Easy Peasey Smartphone Astrophotography Presentaion

Presented at BoBfest, the Regional Gathering of Amateur Astronomers in Hickory, NC in 
2017, 2018, 2019
and at the North East Astro Imaging Conference in Suffern New York on April 19th, 2018.




DSLR ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY - PART 1
SELECTING THE RIGHT CAMERA FOR THE JOB

This is the presentation, DSLR ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY-Selecting the right camera for the job that I delivered at the
North East Astro Imaging Conference in Suffern New York on April 19th, 2018.

Presented at BoBfest, 2018, at the North East Astro Imaging Conference in Suffern New York on April 19th, 2018 

and at The Patrick Beaver Library in Hickory, NC, 2019

DSLR ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY - PART 2
How, When & Why to shoot Darks, Flats, Bias Frames 
and apply Custom White Balances to your images

This is the presentation DSLR ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY -Part 2- How & Why to shoot Custom White Balance, Darks, Flats & Bias Frames, 

Presented at BoBfest, 2018, at the North East Astro Imaging Conference in Suffern New York on April 19th, 2018 

and at The Patrick Beaver Library in Hickory, NC, 2019