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SBIG Hall Of Fame:

Santa Barbara Instrument Group (SBIG), renowned producers of leading CCD imaging camera, has created a Hall of Fame for imagers who push the envelope in amateur astronomy.

The choices for who receives this prestigious honor are done internally at SBIG. So far, I am in total agreement with their choices. The imagers listed below have received this honor, and do produce some of the most beautiful images I have ever seen. In many cases they can rival images from the Hubble Space Telescope.

The honorees:

  • Tony Hallas - producing some of the most detailed images, and one of the first users of SBIG gear. He has a setup to dream for.
  • Robert Gendler - having the pleasure to have spoken with Dr. Gendler, he produces some of the coveted images, yet remains a very humble and accessible person. I actually purchased one of his images. It hangs in my bedroom.
  • Johannes Schedler - Producing very fine images, he has become and expert on DSLR imaging - authoring a chapter in Digital Astrophotography (ISBN 1852337346).
  • Daniel Verschatse - having access to very clear skies in South America, he produces some extremely detailed images that have been previewed in Sky and Telescope and Astronomy magazines numerous times.
  • Russell Croman - I have repeated this, but Mr. Croman produces some of he most beautiful images I have seen. He is also one of the most hard working imagers I know and his PhotoShop technique is to die for.
  • Volker Wendel - another fine imager, he produces some of the best images of planetary nebula I have seen. He is the member of the "Spiegelteam" with fellow imager Bernd Flach-Wilken.
  • Bernd Flach-Wilken - part of the "Spiegelteam," his honor is well deserved.
  • R. Jay GaBany - considered a good friend of mine, Mr. GaBany produces some of the most detailed images of nebula I have seen. He also has techniques in PhotoShop to die for. His images have also appeared numerous times in the Astronomy and Sky and Telescope magazines as well as the APOD.
  • Kunihiko Okano - his use of DDP (Digital Development Processing) and use of relatively inexpensive gear has produced extremely clear images of planets and deep space objects.
  • Thierry Legault - his subject matter ranges from the moon and planets, the Sun as well as deep space objects; all of which are simply beautiful.

There will be more people nominated in the future so stay tuned!

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