January 2021 Issue!!
PixInsight FastTrack Training (video links below)
The simplest most concise instructions for getting up to speed in Pixinsight. Imagers just starting in PixInsight who complete this course will have a solid framework for making and creating optimal images in PixInsight. Virtually no background knowledge required. Only at AdamBlockStudios!
This is a $60 training course as a stand-alone item which you can Buy Now -in addition, your purchase amount goes towards buying PixInsight Fundamentals if you choose to continue your mastery of astro-imaging! (You will receive a code in the email receipt of your purchase... take note of it!) This course is around 3 hours of training. If you are enthusiastic, in a single day you can both make a color image from the provided data- and also take what you learned and instantly apply to your own images. This training course is different than other tutorials- here you will learn not only the steps but a powerful approach, a literal way to think about image processing with PixInsight that will serve you well beyond the concrete instructions given here. The sample data in this course is on-shot-color (OSC) from a CMOS detector. This is the popular configuration for many imagers today.
In order to improve your success... please have at least the version and updates shown below (this is what I have for this training course).
(This course is now up-to-date as of 2022-06-25 including WBPP 2.4.5)
|TRAINING and HOMEWORK||ANSWERS and DISCUSSION|
|Step 1: Download the Images||-->||The DATA courtesy of Jaspal Chadha|
|Step 1a: Download GAIA and APASS||-->||(These are Star Catalogs)|
|Step 2: Open ONE Image in PixInsight||-->||Discussion: Examine the Images, see the Interface|
|Step 3: Examine MANY Images||-->||Did you see what I see?|
|Step 4: Debayer, Discover the Pattern||-->||Color me Correctly|
|Step 5: WBPP: Calibrate Only||-->||What are my files? Where are my files?|
|Step 6: Align the Images||-->||Are your stars aligned?|
|Step 7: Combine the Images|
|Step 8: DBE Gradient Removal|
|Step 9: Color Calibration||-->||Finding the Balance|
|Step 10: Wrap Up and WBPP Update|
The training steps above are as straightforward as possible and will get you quickly up-to-speed in PixInsight.
The free, bonus content below will add greater understanding to many fundamental concepts. They are in-depth presentations that are of the kind found in the extensive collection of PixInsight Fundamentals. Although these are supplemental videos, they will really enhance your introduction to image processing, PixInsight and this training course.
- Step 3: Watch bonus video: STF and Histograms
- Step 5: Watch the Definitive Tutorial of WBPP available on YouTube. Please watch the Calibration Sections in particular!!
- Step 6: Learn the *hard* lesson now! (as mentioned in the training lesson) StarAlignment, Debayering and Hot Pixels!
- Behind the Scenes: See how I had to adjust Jaspal's data because of a common trap that can be perplexing!
- Studious member Daniel Stern created a "Cheat Sheet" you are welcome to download.