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My Presentations 

Colorizing Monochromatic Solar Images

A Simple Yet Effective Solar Image Colorization Tutorial by John W. O'Neal, II

Have you ever wondered how solar imagers get those nice color images of the sun after capturing files with mono cameras?

The Effects of Atmospheric 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.

I presented this 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...

I presented this at @ the DAYSTAR FILTERS SOLARFEST 2016 week long solar extravaganza in Missourri in August, 2016

Multiple Wavelength Solar Observing/Imaging w/DAYSTAR QUARKS

Multiple Wavelength Solar Observing/Imaging w/DAYSTAR QUARKS. I presented this 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 I delivered at BoBfest, the Regional Gathering of Amateur Astronomers in Hickory, NC
on February, 2018and 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.

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, 

that I delivered at the North East Astro Imaging Conference in Suffern New York on April 19th, 2018.

THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE PARKER SOLAR PROBE

The Past, Present and Future of the Parker Solar Probe - And how it will revolutionize our understanding of Solar Activity

Presented at Mitchell Community College, Davidson College, Greensboro Astronomy Club, Piedmont Astronomers Association, Solarfest 2018, Okie-Tex 2018