Masters of PixInsight Workshop

The next Masters of PixInsight Workshop is titled “Putting It All Together – Advanced Integration Techniques” and will be hosted virtually on May 16, 2023 at 7 PM EDT by Warren Keller and Dr. Ron Brecher who will demonstrate a complete image workflow from beginning to end. Attendees will be supplied with the Data Sets and Process Icons so you can process along and observe the steps and techniques used. You’ll be able to “Look over their shoulder” and get a peek into how and why they make their image processing decisions.

Masters of PixInsight WorkshopAs the Masters of PixInsight Workshop team notes, “While the Weighted Batch Preprocessing script (WBPP) takes care of preprocessing in the majority of situations, some images may require manual integration (‘stacking’) to produce the best result. 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.”

Topics covered include:

– ImageIntegration: A deeper dive into its options and settings

– DrizzleIntegration: For undersampled images, including CFA Drizzle for one-shot color (OSC)

– HDRComposition: Integrating masters of different exposure times for targets (e.g. M42) with a high dynamic range

– PixelMath: To blend multiple images together

– Creating a synthetic luminance (SynthL) or superluminance (SuperL) from available masters

As the name suggests, the Masters of PixInsight Workshop series provides a learning experience for PixInsight which is an advanced image processing software platform. It has been designed specifically for astrophotography and other technical imaging fields. PixInsight is a modular, open-architecture system where the entire processing and file handling capabilities are implemented as external installable modules.

PixInsight has been ported as a native 64-bit application to Linux, macOS and Windows operating systems. PixInsight is a strongly multithreaded environment able to exploit all processors and processor cores available on modern hardware.

PixInsight is both an image processing environment and a software development framework. The core PixInsight application integrates three user interfaces: a graphical interface, a command-line interface, and a scripting interface based on the JavaScript language. As a development platform, PixInsight provides the PixInsight Class Library (PCL), an ISO C++ framework for development of PixInsight modules, and the PixInsight JavaScript Runtime (PJSR), an ECMA 262-5 compliant environment readily available in the core PixInsight application.

The cost of the Masters of PixInsight Workshop is $35. You can learn more here.

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