The purpose of "Astrophotography, Just the Facts!" is to outline a practical and concise approach to the collection and processing of astrophotography imagery.
PixInsight and Photoshop are used for the processing of raw astronomical image data. The book takes a step by step approach using the same methods the author uses for all his astrophotography imagery.
The author's astrophotography has been featured by National Geographic, Sky & Telescope magazine, Astronomy magazine and many online outlets. The processing approach outlined in the text will work regardless if you’re using a $1,000 portable setup from your front yard or a $30,000 observatory for your data collection.
While each set of imagery data has its’ own unique set of challenges, the processing approach remains the same. The author will use a set of imagery data that was collected from his Owl Mountain Observatory as the basis for this processing tutorial.
After you complete this tutorial you should have a sound understanding of PixInsight on which to base an exploration of the many other features that PixInsight offers.
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