Workshops 

Our ‘Live and Recorded Workshops’ cover deep-sky image processing with PixInsight. Each session will show you the essential tools and settings needed to create jaw-dropping astrophotos! 

 

We are dedicated to showing beginners and experienced how to get the most out of PixInsight!  

 

Our goal is to make you a Master of PixInsight!

Our Next Live Workshop 

Photons to Photos #5

Tuesday,

February 2, 2022

7 PM EST

Unlimited Access $35.00 USD

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Newbie Series

New to PixInsight or want shorten your learning curve? Our 5-part recorded Newbie Workshop series is designed to take you from a simple 11-step processing workflow and build on those steps. Each workshop contains Imaging Data and Process Icon sets to let you follow along step-by-step. You'll then be able to use these customized Process Icons on your own data. 

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Intermediate Series

Experienced with PixInsight or want to dig in deeper? Our 4-part Intermediate series goes deeper into processing and special techniques. Go to the series...

Photons to Photos Series (formerly Cosmic Canvas)

From time to time, we'll have Warren or Ron demonstrate a complete workflow from beginning to end. We'll supply you with the Data Sets and Process Icons so you can process along and observe the steps and techniques used. Look over the shoulder of these PixInsight Ambassadors, and get a peek into how and why they make their image processing decisions. Go to the series..

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Newbie
Workshop Series

PixInsight for Newbies

After a night of catching photons, you can hardly wait to see and share the cosmic beauty of your photographs! While many options for deep-sky image processing software exist, none can match PixInsight for its versatility. As a very powerful program, the learning curve can seem daunting to the new user, but we’d like to show you that it’s not! In this workshop, we’ll take the mystery out of PixInsight, and show you how to produce pleasing results in just a few, simple steps.

Next Steps for Newbies

This is a continuation of our PixInsight for Newbies workshop. Now that you have begun to harness PixInsight’s powerful toolkit, it’s time to take it up a notch. In “Next Steps for Newbies”, Ron and Warren will expand on the basic workflow with the following powerful tools and techniques for both One-shot Color (OSC) and Monochrome cameras.

Dialing Down The Noise

This workshop covers the various settings available to optimize MultiscaleLinearTransform for noise reduction of linear images, SCNR for color images, and TGVDenoise for nonlinear images.

Dialing Up The Detail

In this workshop, Ron and Warren will explore several methods for pulling detail from your deep sky image. We’ll cover deconvolution and sharpening, along with tools for getting the most from high-dynamic-range images. We'll also explore processes and scripts for selectively enhancing structures in images.

Masks Unmasked

Our final installment of the Newbie workshop series reveals the full power of including masks to add fine control to your processing workflow.

Intermediate
Workshop Series

 

Putting it All Together Advanced Image Integration Techniques

In this intermediate workshop, Ron and Warren will show you how to get the most from your data sets by taking advantage of PixInsight’s many tools for combining images.

Working With Narrowband Data

In this intermediate workshop, Ron and Warren will show you how to get the most from your narrowband data sets, with or without broadband color.

Mosaics and Other Special Techniques

Have you ever wanted to image a deep-sky object that was larger than your camera’s field of view? In this intermediate workshop, Ron and Warren will show you how to stitch multiple panes together to make a seamless mosaic of a larger region.

Ask Us Anything

We opened the floor up to you! Ask us anything. Based on the requests we received, we’ve pulled a few common threads together to cover.

Photons to Photos
Workshop Series

 

Photons to Photos #1

Watch Warren work his magic on a set of monochrome LRGB masters, taking it through linear and non-linear processing, ending with a jpg he’d be proud to share with friends or online.

Photons to Photos #2

This time out we'll see Ron work his magic on a One Shot Color data set, taking it through linear and non-linear processing, ending with a jpg he’d be proud to share with friends or online.

Photons to Photos #3

Warren will work his magic on an image of the Corona nebula captured with a One-Shot Color (OSC) camera, taking it through linear and non-linear processing, ending with a JPEG he’d be proud to share online or with friends.

Photons to Photos #4

Ron will combine luminance from a mono camera with one-shot color data from a separate telescope to make a beautiful deep-sky portrait of M33.

Photons to Photos #5

‘Tis the season- Warren will work his magic on a monochromatic LRGB set of the Horsehead and Flame nebulae, taking it through linear and non-linear processing, finishing with a JPEG he’d be proud to share online or with friends.

Contact Pete Proulx if you have any questions - peterproulx@gmail.com (USA) 716-864-7400

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