August 27, 2021 156 words about 1 minute to read

Processing Planets with PixInsight using Bulk Operations

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 relative to the field of view. That does’t mean you can’t shoot enough frames to draw out detail. This example uses the planet Jupiter. The workflow looks like this:

  1. Blink and remove any bad frames
  2. Apply a mass reasmple to upsize the remaining frames
  3. Run FFTRegistration to align and stack the images
  4. Build a moon mask
  5. Build a planet mask
  6. Bring out the contrast in the moons
  7. Saturate the planet
  8. Apply UsharpMask, LocalHistogramEqualization and/or HDRMultiscaleTranform
  9. Plenty of Curves
  10. Publish!

This short video walks through the steps and hopefully will answer most questions you have:

For the questions and answers that I missed, please use the comments below!



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