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

Planetary processing with PixInsight (no RegiStax!)

Lucky imaging is a process used to image planets and the lunar surface. You capture video or frames at a high rate, then use software like Planetary Imaging PreProcessor to...

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: Registax

Planetary processing with PixInsight (no RegiStax!)

Lucky imaging is a process used to image planets and the lunar surface. You capture video or frames at a high rate, then use software like Planetary Imaging PreProcessor to...

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: equipment

What gear do I need for astrophotography?

I’m going to jump right into the subject of this post: my astrophotography inventory. First, if you’re new to astrophotography, you might wonder where to pick up equipment. I’ll start...

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...

Category: video

A Quick (Bias-ed) and Dirty Look at Calibration

There are a lot of sites with videos, articles, and blogs that explain calibration frames in detail and provide instructions about “what goes where.” If you want to know the...

Category: videos

Video: What program is best for astrophotography stacking?

I’ve wanted to compare stacking programs for awhile now. A relaxing Father’s Day finally gave me the opportunity. Yes, you heard that right: for fun, I stacked the same target...

Video: Photographing the Moon

I named this website after the fact that most images in astrophotography are the result of a workflow to process multiple source “frames” into the final result. As a beginner,...