PixInsight Workshop - November 30-December 2, 2018

Join Warren Keller and Ron Brecher for three days of intensive PixInsight training, hosted by Cloud Break Optics.

This beginner workshop will be held at Market Street Center 821 NW Market St. Suite H Seattle, WA 98107, USA (next to Cloud Break Optics) and is limited to an exclusive group of 30 attendees, allowing for a personal learning experience for all. Have questions?  Don't hesitate to contact us!



Workshop Sponsors         

CloudBreakOptics.com
 
   
 
       


Venue

                   

Market Street Center 821 NW Market St Suite H Seattle, WA 98107
(Next to Cloud Break Optics)

   
     


Lodging

             We have secured SPECIAL HOTEL PRICING for out-of-town attendees! The Staybridge Suites is very close to the workshop venue, with convenient bus lines that run to all of Seattle's amenities. Use code IPMDT on checkout to claim your special rate. The earlier you reserve a room, the better the rates and options will be.


Registration

            

Three-days (18 hours) of PixInsight training by two instructors 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. $595.00 USD

   
    You may cancel your registration up to 30 days before the event and receive a full refund less any PayPal fees.


Workshop Agenda

This is a hands-on workshop. While you'll learn from simply observing and taking notes, we recommend that you bring a 64-bit laptop with the latest version of PixInsight installed so that you can follow along with the instructors. This Introductory-Level Course Will Focus on the Following Objectives.

Day One

 

9:00

'EASY AS PI' Introductions and Workshop Overview

9:30

The PixInsight Desktop Environment

10:15   

BREAK (15 min)

10:30 Preprocessing Part 1
• Evaluating subframe quality with Blink
• Data reduction with BatchPreprocessing (BPP) script

• The Power of Projects

12:00

LUNCH (60 min)

1:00 Preprocessing Part 2 (Luminance)
• ScreenTransferFunction (STF)
• DynamicCrop
• Background Modelization with ABE

• Linear noise reduction with MultiscaleLinearTransform

2:30

BREAK (15 min)

2:45 Preprocessing Part 3 (Chrominance)
• Create a color image with ChannelCombination
• DynamicCrop
• Background Modelization with ABE
• Balance color with ColorCalibration

• Linear noise reduction with MultiscaleLinearTransform

3:30 One-Shot Color Considerations
  • Debayering
  • Using BatchPreprocessing script with OSC and DSLR RAW file

  • 4:00 END OF DAY ONE

     

    Day Two

     

    9:00    More Preprocessing
    • CosmeticCorrection with Auto Detect
    • StarAlignment

    • ImageIntegration

    10:15   

    BREAK (15 min)

    10:30 Nonlinear Processing Part 1
    • Delinearization with HistogramTransformation

    • Combining Luminance and Chrominance with LRGBCombination

    11:15 Nonlinear Processing Part 2
    • Clones and Luminance Mask basics
    • TGVDenoise

    • CurvesTransformation for color saturation, etc.

    12:00

    LUNCH (60 min)

    1:00 Making and Using Masks
    • Intro to StarMask and AdvStarMask script
    • Intro to RangeSelection and GAME script

    • Combining masks (PixelMath)

    1:45 Nonlinear Processing Part 3
  • Contrast enhancement with LocalHistogramEqualization
  • SCNR

  • 2:30

    BREAK (15 min)

    2:45 Process Your Own Data I

    • Individual Coaching

    3:30 Nonlinear Processing Part 4
  • ColorSaturation
  • HDRMultiscaleTransform

  • 4:00 END OF DAY TWO

     

    Day Three

     

    9:00   

    Day 1 and 2 Review; Questions and Answers

    9:30 The Power of PixelMath - Demonstration
    • Blending images
    • Combining Narrowband with RGB

    • Reducing background mottling

    10:15   

    BREAK (15 min)

    10:30 Process Your Own Data II

    • Individual Coaching

    11:15 Useful Scripts
    • DarkStructureEnhance

    • WriteJPG

    12:00

    LUNCH (60 min)

    1:00 Process Your Own Data III

    • Individual Coaching

    2:45

    BREAK (15 min)

    3:00 Customizing PixInsight’s Settings
  • Global Preferences and Color Management Setup
  • Readout Options
  • Importance of Hardware Color Calibration

  • 3:45

    Wrap-up; Questions and Answers

    4:00 END OF WORKSHOP

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                 Warren Keller      Dr. Ron Brecher