PixInsight Workshop - May 10-12, 2019

Join Warren Keller and Ron Brecher for three days of intensive PixInsight training, hosted by KW Telescope. This beginners' workshop will be held at KW Telescope, 25 Manitou Drive, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada N2C 1K9, Canada and is limited to an exclusive group of 18 attendees, allowing for a personal learning experience for all. Have questions?  Don't hesitate to contact us!


Win a one-shot color QHY178M CMOS camera, courtesy of QHYCCD! ($769 USD value)



Workshop Sponsors         

KW Telescopes.com QHYCCD
OPTEC Celestron O'Telescope
 
  Software BISQUE  
 


Venue

 

 KW Telescope, 25 Manitou Drive, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada N2C 1K9

   
     


Lodging

             Holiday Inn Kitchener – Cambridge Conference Centre

Radisson Hotel Kitchener Waterloo



Registration

            

Three-days (18 hours) of PixInsight training by two instructors 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. $650 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 Customizing PixInsight’s Settings
  • Global Preferences and Color Management Setup
  • Readout Options
  • Importance of Hardware Color Calibration

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

    • Reducing background mottling

    3:45

    Wrap-up; Questions and Answers

    4:00 END OF WORKSHOP

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                 Warren Keller      Dr. Ron Brecher