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Camera Astrophotography with Tracking: Star Adventurer Mini (SAM)

A tracker is a device that rotates slowly at the same speed the Earth spins around its axis. This allows you to aim your camera at a fixed location in...

My Camera Processing Workflow with PixInsight

An editing workflow recorded live with tips from changing the shape of stars without Deconvolution to dual frequency processing.

Astrophotography without a telescope

Lately, I’ve been learning how to take deep space pictures without a telescope. It turns out that ordinary DSLR or mirrorless cameras can, given a steady tripod, favorable f/stop and...

Processing NGC2174: The Monkey Head Nebula

I recently ran a poll asking what my next video should be, and the response was near-unanimous: a full walkthrough. So, here it is. I processed NGC2174 from two sessions...

Easily Normalize RGB with Auto-Linear Fit

Have you ever opened an image from a recent observation only to find it is washed out and looks purple, pink, red, blue, or green? This is common with my...

Processing Planets with PixInsight using Bulk Operations

I recorded a quick video to show how I work with planets. Stellina is definitely designed for deep space photography, so the planets it captures usually end up quite small...