PixInsight Workshop - September 21-23, 2018

Join Warren Keller and Ron Brecher in Mesa, Arizona for three-days of intensive PixInsight training. The workshop will be held at 2812 N. Norwalk Ste. 124 Mesa, AZ 85215 and is limited to an exclusive group of 20 attendees, allowing for a personal learning experience for all. Have questions?  Don't hesitate to contact us!


Workshop Sponsors

    Software Bisque     O'Telescope   ATIK Cameras


Venue

                   

2812 N. Norwalk Ste. 124 Mesa, AZ 85215

   
     


Lodging

             There are several good and affordable lodging options along E. Main St. in Mesa. These include: the Baymont by Wyndham, Budget Suites, East Mesa Inn Motel, EconoLodge Inn & Suites, Starlite Motel, and Tri-City Inn.
     


Registration

            

Three-days (18 hours) of PixInsight training by two instructors 9:00 AM-4:30 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

9:15

The PixInsight Workspace

10:15   

BREAK (15 min)

10:30 Processing Example, Part 1
  • •Evaluating subframe quality (Blink)
  • •Dara reduction (BatchPreprocessing script)
12:00

LUNCH (60 min)

1:00 Processing Example, Part 2
  • •Crop (DynamicCrop)
  • •Background modelization (ABE)
  • •Linear noise reduction (MultiscaleLinearTransform)
2:30

BREAK (15 min)

2:45 Processing Example, Part 3
  • •Delinearization (stretching) (HistogramTransformation)
  • •Brightness and contrast adjustments (LocalHistogramEqualization)
3:30 Additions for Tricolor and OSC Images
  • •Debayering (w/ BPP)
  • •Create a color image (ChannelCombination)
  • •Balance color (ColorCalibration)
  • •Saturation (CurvesTransformation and ColorSaturation)
  • •Color noise reduction (SCNR)
4:30 END OF DAY ONE

 

Day Two

 

9:00    More Preprocessing, Part 1
  • •Limitations of BPP
  • •SubframeSelector
  • •StarAlignment
  • •ImageIntegration
10:15   

BREAK (15 min)

10:30 More Preprocessing, Part 2 (1hr)
  • •CosmeticCorrection
  • •DynamicBackgroundExtraction
  • •PhotometricColorCalibration
11:30 Making and Using Masks, Part 1
  • •Introduction to StarMask and RangeSelection
  • •Luminance mask basics
12:00

LUNCH (60 min)

1:00 Deconvolution
  • •Creating deconvolution support files
  • •Defining the Point Spread Function (DynamicPSF)
2:30

BREAK (15 min)

2:45 Process Your Own Data
  • •Individual Coaching
3:30 Making and Using Masks, Part 2
  • •Clones
  • •MorphologicalTransformation
  • •Combining masks (PixelMath)
  • •GAME script
  • •AdvStarMask script
4:00

Nonlinear Noise Reduction (TGVDenoise)

4:30 END OF DAY TWO

 

Day Three

 

9:00   

Blending Luminance and Color Data (LRGBCombination)

9:30 High Dynamic Range Images
  • •Compressing dynamic range (HDRMT)
  • •Creating an high dynamic range image (HDRComposition)
10:15   

BREAK (15 min)

10:30 The Power of PixelMath (45m)
  • •Blending versions from before/after a process
  • •Combining Narrowband with RGB
  • •Reducing background mottling
11:15 Process Your Own Data
  • •Individual Coaching
12:00

LUNCH (60 min)

1:00 Useful Scripts
  • •DarkStructureEnhance
  • •StarReduction
2:00 Process Your Own Data III
  • •Individual Coaching
2:45

BREAK (15 min)

3:00 Customizing PixInsight’s Settings
  • •Global Preferences
  • •Color Management Setup
4:15

Wrap-up and Course Evaluation

4:30 END OF WORKSHOP

Download Agenda PDF Agenda PDF Download

 

About

             Warren Keller      Dr. Ron Brecher