Masters of PixInsight Workshop

The next Masters of PixInsight Workshop is titled “Working with Narrowband Data” and will be hosted virtually on June 27, 2023 at 7 PM EDT by Warren Keller and Dr. Ron Brecher.

Masters of PixInsight WorkshopIn this virtual workshop series, Ron and Warren will focus on natural-color images acquired with broadband filters that capture all wavelengths from red to blue. Narrowband filters isolate the light emitted by specific elements – mainly hydrogen, sulfur, and oxygen – providing new options for capturing emission nebulae and supernova remnants. This approach can reveal not only the structures of these objects, but also their underlying chemistry. It can produce stunning results even in severely light polluted skies. The newest multi-bandpass filters now make narrowband imaging viable for one-shot color cameras, too.

In this workshop, Warren and Ron will show how to get the most from your narrowband data sets, with or without broadband color. They will build on the tools they have used previously, focusing on:

– Narrowband Palettes: Hubble (SHO), Canada-France-Hawaii telescope (HOS), and HOO

– Filter Options: For Monochrome and One-Shot Color Cameras

– Adjusting Hues: To get the color palette you want

– Adding Narrowband to Broadband Images: To enhance natural-color images

– Adding Broadband to Narrowband Images: To give stars a natural appearance

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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