These videos are not intended for public consumption as they provide focused training for CCBHO; however, we will post them here in the possibility that you might make use of them.
PixInsight for Beginners Series
- A video series for using the basic processes of PixInsight to do a simple, DSLR data set.
Introduction to Image Processing: How to Start
Introduction, purpose, and setup for image processing using PixInsight and Photoshop.
Part One: File Management
Video explaining file management within MacOS. This prepares us for using PixInsight.
Part Two: Getting Familiar with PixInsight
An introduction to basic PixInsight menus and screen setup.
Part Three: Image Calibration
The first step in processing astroimages, calibration, is explained here using PixInsight.
NOTE: Do Part Three "B" first to create the Synthetic Flatfield I used in this video.
Part Three "B": Creating a Synthetic Flatfield
In the event that you forgot (or misplaced) you actual flat-fields, you can use this technique to create a working flat-field "synthetically."
Part Four: Registration using Star Alignment
We use the StarAlignment process in PixInsight to properly register multiple light images prior to stacking.
Part Five: Using PixInsight's
Part Six: Saving an Image
Saving an image in PixInsight in preparation for further processing steps.
Part Seven: Permanently Stretching an Image
Once we have a stacked image, how do we permanent "stretch" the image? We look at the Histogram Transformation and Curves Transformation processes in PixInsight.
Part Eight: Noise Reduction in PixInsight
We look at PixInsight noise reduction processing, both "pre-stretch" and "post-stretch."
Part Nine: Contrast Enhancement in PixInsight
An optional routine whereby we use PixInsight to make the image "pop."
Part Ten: Sharpening and Finish Processing
Sharpening the image using PixInsight and fine-tuning in Photoshop.