Jerry Bonnell and me promoting Global Astronomy Month 2017 @ opening event of CEDIC'17
The Central European Deepsky Imaging Conference (CEDIC) was introduced in 2009 by the three Austrian hobby-astrophotographers Christoph Kaltseis, Herbert Raab and Wolfgang Leitner. It was the first international astronomical imaging conference throughout Europe and their personal contribution to the International Year of Astronomy 2009. Certainly it was not an accident that the date of the CEDIC encountered with the "100 Hours of Astronomy". Far from it! The organizers also wanted to support this project of the IYA with their conference. Since 2009 the conference takes place every 2 years and is a growing event that sees more international attendees and partners each time.
The technical capabilities of AEC (Ars Electronica Center) are a greate stage for astrophotographers to show their stunning images.
The well known Dr. Jerry Bonnell presented some great pictures from NASA during his opening lecture .....
..... and hundreds of visitors enjoyed the CEDIC2017 opening show.
The high resolution of Gigapixel-Images allowed breathtaking and unbelievable zoom in views.
The CEDIC'17 participants
photocredit: Florian Hinterholzer
The helping hands from the local organizing LAG-Team together with "Mr. APOD" (Jerry Bonnell).
J O H A N N E S S T U E B L E R
Ambassador and National Coordinator AUSTRIA
of Astronomers Without Borders - AWB
TWAN-Austria event coordinator
National Organizer Sidewalk Astronomers
Member of LAG - Astronomical Society of Linz
Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
Charter member of A4E - Astronomy for Education
Associate of the IAU Division Commission C2
Consulter - Project "Keplarium"