Category: AstroPixel Processor

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...

Planning Mosaics with Telescopius and Processing with AstroPixel Processor

I recently captured an image of the veil nebula that required multiple panels to be assembled in a mosaic. I planned it in Telescopius with just a few settings. In...

Making mosaics with Stellina and AstroPixel Processor: Polaris

This post walks through one technique for making mosaics, or pictures that are combined from multiple exposures. This appproach integrates the mosaic during stacking using AstroPixel Processor.

Category: Camera

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...

Category: Mosaic

Planning Mosaics with Telescopius and Processing with AstroPixel Processor

I recently captured an image of the veil nebula that required multiple panels to be assembled in a mosaic. I planned it in Telescopius with just a few settings. In...

Making mosaics with Stellina and AstroPixel Processor: Polaris

This post walks through one technique for making mosaics, or pictures that are combined from multiple exposures. This appproach integrates the mosaic during stacking using AstroPixel Processor.

Category: PixInsight

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...

Finding redemption in M33: The Triangulum Galaxy

This post shares a story about a journey that began a year ago to successfully image M33: The Triangulum Galaxy.

Category: Star Adventurer Mini

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...

Category: Stellina

Making mosaics with Stellina and AstroPixel Processor: Polaris

This post walks through one technique for making mosaics, or pictures that are combined from multiple exposures. This appproach integrates the mosaic during stacking using AstroPixel Processor.

Category: Telescopius

Planning Mosaics with Telescopius and Processing with AstroPixel Processor

I recently captured an image of the veil nebula that required multiple panels to be assembled in a mosaic. I planned it in Telescopius with just a few settings. In...

Category: Topaz Labs

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...

Category: reviews

Review: Svbony SV503 70ED refractor is inexpensive but not cheap

I hadn’t planned on purchasing the telescope. In September 2021, I decided it was time to “go big” with astrophotography and ordered a “rig” which is a synonym for putting...

Category: telescopes

Review: Svbony SV503 70ED refractor is inexpensive but not cheap

I hadn’t planned on purchasing the telescope. In September 2021, I decided it was time to “go big” with astrophotography and ordered a “rig” which is a synonym for putting...