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Heart nebula – Pixinsight processing


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The next DSO that I worked on with Pixinsight was the Heart nebula. Previously I had only imaged this in H-alpha and O-III, but there was one session when I also managed to get some S-II subs as well. Hence it made sense to reprocess this with Pixinsight to see if I could extract even more out of the data. Continue reading Heart nebula – Pixinsight processing

Seagull nebula revisited – Pixinsight processing


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Now that I’ve had the opportunity to do LRGB processing with Pixinsight, I have finally found enough courage to delve into narrowband processing with Pixinsight. Again there is much to learn in this new processing sequence, but as I’ve become fairly familiar with some of these processes, it is not as difficult as I imagined it would be. Continue reading Seagull nebula revisited – Pixinsight processing

Pleiades – reprocessing


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Previously I had posted the image of Pleiades captured in LRGB and processed with StarTools. But I felt that I could probably do more with the data using Pixinsight. Having had a chance to learn the workflow for working with LRGB images, I decided to put the experience gained into reprocessing Pleiades. Continue reading Pleiades – reprocessing

M101 Pinwheel Galaxy – Pixinsight


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After quite a long while of cloudy skies, I finally had a few hours where the clouds cleared from the sky. The conditions were not ideal, as there was more skyglow than usual. But as this was a very rare opportunity to image with my Orion VX12, I decided to grab at the opportunity, albeit without collimating my telescope. Continue reading M101 Pinwheel Galaxy – Pixinsight

Orion nebula revisited


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Previously my astrophotography workflow comprised of stacking the images and stretching in Deep Sky Stacker, before importing it into Capture One Pro 7 for further processing. This produces reasonable results, but I wanted to explore other dedicated software for this. After reading online about the various software available, I decided to take Pixinsight on for their 45-day free trial. Continue reading Orion nebula revisited