Lunar Eclipse stacking in PixInsight - posted in Major & Minor Planetary Imaging: Hi, apologies if Im asking a silly question however Im curious if folks can advise on how to stack 70-80 subs of the lunar eclipse photos I took 2 days back. There are 2 gotchas :- 1) I took them with my D810A so Registax (under VMWare) cant handle the large file sizes 2) the moon is all over the full frame from. The Moon is always a easy target, it is big and bright. But I always wanted to try to stack Moon pictures to see how it goes. Moon Celestron AVX 8″ SCT Focal Length: 1278 mm Aperture: f/6.3 ISO: 160 Shutter: 1/800s Exposure: 10 frames Post processing: PixInsight Taken Fev 27, 2015 around 20:31 CET Stacking Share. Posted May 13, 2013. Looks good. I haven't got round to using PI for any of my lunar images. I'd have thought that the ability to create a repeatable and crash-free processing pipeline would be the best reason for using PI after stacking. I have managed to get good results with a combination of Registax 5 and 6, but I always found it to. Tutorial on how I stack my DSLR astrophotography images in PixInsight. For much more in depth into see - http://www.lightvortexastronomy.com/tutorial-pre-pro.. For stacking images of the Moon with AS!3, load the video you created with PIPP, select the Surface image stabilization instead of Planet (COG) and let Autostakkert! 3, AS!3 for short, analyze the video to grade the images. The Main Window of AS!3 interface. The numbers show the basic sequence of steps to perform to stack images
My tutorial covering everything you need to know about pre-processing (calibrating and stacking) your images in PixInsight, up-to-date- for PixInsight 1.8.5. This covers both, the fully manual method as well as using the BatchPreprocessing script A lot. Like 50-100 images. Of the moon. Do your best to keep the moon in the same place in frame as it will make life easier once you start editing. If you're on a tripod, you'll need to adjust every 10 pictures or so. EDITING IN LIGHTROOM. Once you have all your photos, you'll want to import them into Lightroom This rules out deep-sky images, as they get processed 100% in PixInsight, but that's another story. Back to Lightroom. It's awesome for editing raw images. SO, to get that extra color, start here, with the raw. The color temperature used for the moon, or any night photo, is tricky, and just takes a little playing around 1 Use a low ISO setting and ensure images are correctly exposed so as not to over-expose brighter parts of The Moon. 2 Always stack the sharpest images possible. A mirror-up function will reduce camera shake. 3 Pre-crop the blank sky surrounding the Moon from full-format images before stacking to reduce image file sizes
Each capture has been preprocessed in AviStack 2.00, stacking the best 150 frames using the batch processing feature of the software and saving the result in 16 bit TIFFS. Unfortunately the atmosphere was very turbulent so the stacked images suffers of low contrast and low resolution. Creating the mosai Image Gallery. This is a collection of outstanding astronomical images entirely processed with PixInsight. This includes all stages of image processing in astrophotography: analysis, calibration, registration, integration (stacking) and post-processing with the most advanced and accurate tools and techniques available in PixInsight The alignment task (before being able to properly stack the images) is mandatory in order to compensate the for relative the motion of the moon in front of the camera between the successive shots. In the following, the raw moon pictures have been acquired with a SONY SLT-A55 DSLR combined with a SIGMA 120-400 lens and the following settings Third Step: Stacking The Moon Images Software Used: In order to stack the pre-processed moon images, I used Registax. Besides the above, if you are looking for paid apps, the best app would be PixInsight which is a complete astrophotography package for planetary and deep sky processing. It is a great app from what other users have mentioned
Sequator is an easy-to-use and intuitive astrophotography software for stacking both starry landscape and deep-sky images. It can also be used to create star trails. While not as advanced as other stackers, it nonetheless allows you to calibrate your light frames with dark and flat calibration frames There are several applications available to register, calibrate, and stack astrophotography images including Astro Pixel Processor, and PixInsight. However, DeepSkyStacker is completely free and continues to receive new updates from the developer (version 4.2.2 was published in August 2019)
PixInsight LRGB combine tutorial deconstructed . Lets begin. The following is done on 4 stacked, aligned and calibrated LRGB masters. In PixInsight open your LRGB images, and combine your RGB images using the LRGBCombination tool. Un-check Lum and load the RGB channels with your RGB images The left image is a stack of 1 minute exposures and the right image is a stack of 7 minute exposures. These will be used to produce an HDR image of the target. We do not need to have any images actually open in PixInsight as this process works with actual image files. We first need to add the prepared images to the list of Input Images You need lots of raw images to stack to get good images of planets. The more images you have, the higher you can set your stacking quality cut off. So far I'm using PixInsight only where I can't get the results I want from the workflow described here. My full disk Moon images used to take about 20 minutes per frame when they were. Picolay is a focus stacking software with multiple uses. It can perform image processing, create slide shows, make animated GIF images, and more. Supports Mac OSX 10.4 or higher and Windows XP, 2000, Vista, and 7. Helicon Focus for Windows. Zerene Stacker is designed for deep stacks. There is no intrinsic limit on stack depth Post processing: PixInsight Taken Fev 27, 2015 around 20:31 CET. Stacking Moon pictures on PixInsight is not straight forward. StarAlignment tool which is used for Align all pictures does not work, because, well.. there is no stars in the picture. And without aligning the pictures, you cannot stack them. So I found out after some research that.
Lynkeos is a free planetary / moon stacking software for mac. It has worked for me for moon photos. PixInsight is well known to be exponential Photoshop. I think that that program is for experts, not newbies The noisier the images the more images you should stack. Try to get the S/N ratio higher. S/N ratio is the square-root of the number of images you stack. If you stack 25 images, the S/N ratio is 5. You stacked 24, so the S/N ratio was 4.9. S/N 1 = 1^2=1 image (no stacking) S/N 2 = 2^2=4 images stacked
Repeat the stacking process for the remaining colors. The general steps are as follows: 1. Select five color files (filenames have _r_, _g_, or _b_ in them) 2. Click Check All. 3. Click Stack checked pictures. 4. Click Ok to start stacking (there's no need to configure stacking parameters because they are saved) 5. Click Save picture to file. 6 Way back in July, I finally was convinced to give PixInsight a try by the folks on The Astro Imaging Channel. I think most of the discussion was in the pre- and post-live parts of the conference call when we're just chatting with each other, but in any case, I finally went ahead and bought it in September when the free trial period ended
The Moon is normally seen in subtle shades of grey or yellow. But small, measurable color differences have been greatly exaggerated to make this telescopic, multicolored, moonscape captured during the Moon's full phase. The different colors are recognized to correspond to real differences in the chemical makeup of the lunar surface PixInsight and Photoshop are the thee main applications I use for image processing. PixInsight to stack images and for the bulk of processing and Photoshop for final touch up. Almost all images on this sight were created with PixInsight. determining object altitude for a given date, time and location, determining moon altitude/illumination. Adjust settings, hold down the shutter button to shoot a stack and process it in Helicon Focus to achieve a perfectly sharp image. Helicon Focus and Focus Stacking. The digital revolution of the last few years made professional photo hardware widely available and affordable. Now it's the advanced technology that makes the difference Astrophotography with a Dobsonian brings its own set of unique challenges. Probably first and foremost, and the one most AP hobbyists are familiar with, is field rotation. Field rotation is the apparent rotation of objects in the scope's field of view, either through the eyepiece or on your camera's sensor
Viewed 11k times. 28. I've created a few photos of the Moon using a Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope and a DSLR. I've tried different ISO settings, shutter speed, bracketing to find the best settings. Here I show a (reduced size) example photo (ISO 200, 1/250 sec, digital processing: +2.5 EV) Here is a smaller part of the Moon First, preview the images you plan on stacking in Adobe Bridge. For a successful processing session, I recommend stacking a minimum of 10-12 exposures. In this example, each individual exposure was shot at ISO 3200, and were 30 seconds each. This is a typical exposure length and ISO for any night photography image
PixInsight is great when doing deep sky astrophotography, but for lunar imaging, I'm going to also provide guides only using free tools like GIMP. Even with free tools, you can still create detailed images of the moon landscape, including what many people call the mineral moon, where the moon is colorized Today I tested two different stacking methods for the moon. Version A: This is a panoramic of four single full-HD videos (2x digital zoom (basically lossless in my camera), 50 frames/s, 30 s, 5% used frames due to horrible seeing) Stacking of the single videos was done in Autostakkert, merging was done in Hugin, since ICE, LR and PS didn't work Brilliant moon last night so I attempted my first stacking of moon images using SharpCap and AutoStakkert. I tried to follow Dave's excellent tutorial but had a few hiccups along the way. Not surprising as I never tried AutoStakkert nor used my ZWO ASI1600MM or SC for moon .ser video captures. So, lots to learn You can not use it for image calibration, aligning, or stacking at all. To calibrate your original raw astronomical images, you will require some type of special astronomical image processing software, such as Images Plus, MaxDSLR, AIP (Astronomical Image Processing), AstroArt, IRIS, Deep Sky Stacker or Regim In this case AS!2 will make only one folder for the 10% stacks. Using Single alignment point, it is possible to fill in more percentages/frame numbers and have AS!2 stack at all of those values. AS!2 will make more folders in that situation. In case of checking Sharpened images, a secondary folder will be created containing the convolved images
Last Friday's six-day-old moon as captured at 6:02PM PST on November 8, 2013. This is a stack of 45 full-disk images that were taken with a 5 inch aperture telescope and a Sony NEX-5R digital camera (ISO 100, 1/30 second, prime focus + 2X Powermate producing a 1320mm effective focal length at f/10). Image stacking performed in Registax v6 followed by sharpening in PixInsight (deconvolution. Starry Sky Stacker. Starry Sky Stacker, from the developers of Starry Landscape Stacker, is a Mac-only image stacking program that allows you to stack, or combine, images of deep-sky objects taken with a star tracker to reduce noise and enhance detail.You can also stack these deep sky images in Starry Landscape stacker, Deep Sky Stacker, Pixinsight and even Photoshop to name a few DeepSkyStacker - Free stacking operation. SiriL - Full-grown astrophotography editor. GIMP - Free astrophotography software. Adobe Lightroom CC - Custom choice for final tweaks. Affinity Photo - User-friendly. PixInsight - Perfect noise reduction and star alignment. Star Tools - For beginners DeepSkyStacker cannot be used for planetary pictures registering and stacking. There is a lot of software (some free, some not) for these tasks: Pleiades' PixInsight, Iris and of course Photoshop to name a few. Spanish translation: DeepSkyStacker is available in Spanish. 5. Editing the images. Don't be disappointed if you don't see any color in your images. This is normal. You will need to bring the colors up in PS or any other editing software. The first step is to stack the images. That is to superimpose one image on top of the others (not all the images, but pictures belonging to the same series)
Jupiter - The Red, Green and Blue channels should reach ~80-90% on the histogram. Saturn - Red channel should be at ~70%, Green ~50% and Blue ~25-30%. Gain - Gain can be compared to the ISO setting on your digital camera, the higher the gain or ISO the more electronic noise there will be in your images 1. The Equipment. The telescope I use is a 15+ year old 8 Meade LX-50 SCT. This is a F/10 telescope and I usually use a 2x's Barlow making the telescope F/20. A longer focal length is desired for planetary. The longest focal length I've heard of being used successfully for planetary is F/40, F/20 seems to work works fine Stacking and Calibrating: Pixinsight. Processing: Pixinsight 1.8, Photoshop CC. This was imaged during a moon phase. Not the most interesting image but if you look closely there are a large number of galaxies that are in the background I have run it through a Pixinsight Script called Annotate Image and it has picked up 47 PGC galaxies in. .
Combining PI with a few other favorite tools is a VERY powerful way to optimize the quality of your images. DSS is free, it's easy, it's a good place to start, and it does an admirable job of stacking; but, that's about it. It is not even in the same class as PI. If PI were Jupiter, DSS would be a moon of Pluto Zenithal Color Moon. 2013-08-16: A stack of 100 raw frames (1/160 sec, iso400) taken with a canon 1000D (modded), an AP130GT fitted with an advanced barlow lens at a focal length of 1,5 meters, while Moon was going thru the meridian close to the zenith. Image was entirely processed with Pixinsight 1.8 (calibrated, aligned, stacked, post-processed) Processing requires image stacking software such as DeepSkyStacker and image processing software such as Photoshop or PixInsight. The data set for a single object is contained in a ZIP file. I'd like to see any images created from this data, please email me
In the dialog, select Stack Images and click OK. Now you have your focus-stacked image shown as a layer mask. Try this focus-stacking technique with your mobile device. If you have a macro lens attachment for your mobile device, you can try doing some quick focus-stacking product photography 40 frames captured on June 3, 2019 (new moon) using the Optolong L-Pro filter; 40 frames captured on June 17, 2019 (full moon) using the Optolong L-eNhance filter; Results. After stacking the data in PixInsight, I opened up both the L-Pro and L-eNhance versions of the Western Veil Nebula and did an auto-stretch (with the channels unlinked) PixInsight Manual Image Calibration, Registration and Stacking. Overview PixInsight has some fantastic tools and there are some nice wrappers around them, like the BatchPreprocessing script, that make them easier to , AK-47, Handguns and more! Buy, Sell, and Trade your Firearms and Gear
Moon Mosaic . Didn't fancy deep sky last night. Especially since the moon was so close to the Rosette nebula. Did a bit of Moon imaging instead. This is a mosaic of 4 images. The Moon does not quite fit on the sensor of my ZWO ASI 178MC in combination with the ES 127. Each image was stacked out of 100/2000 photos. 1.1ms exposure PixInsight has taken the astro-imaging world by storm. As the first stacking and image-enhancement are detailed, along with many hints and tips video cameras to record images of the Moon and planets, deep-sky objects, and fleeting celestial events such as occultations, meteor showers, and. Stacking: DeepSkyStacker Processing: Photoshop & PixInsight. AUTHOR Rogelio Bernal Andreo . The idea was to take a photo of M45 and the Moon, as these last two nights they were rather close. So on Monday night, around 2:30am, while here in Sunnyvale the sky was overcast with low clouds, I decided to drive up to a place near Skyline and. Stacking: MaximDL Processing: PixInsight & Photoshop . COMMENTS. Most images of the M81 and M82 galaxy pair will show the two galaxies dust - the dust is much closer to us than the galaxies - it just happens to look that way. Kind of like looking at the moon on a partially cloudy night. This dust, unlike classic reflection nebulas.
Deep-Sky Image Processing. May 1, 2014. INTRODUCTION: PixInsight (PI), Photoshop, MaximDL and ImagesPlus are examples of software that provides amateur astronomers with a way to turn digital image data into visual art. These programs are very powerful with vast capabilities, and it can be hard to know which processing steps to use and when to use them PixInsight Tips: Narrow Band Combinations with PixelMath - HOO. One of PixInsights most powerful features is PixelMath. This innocuous seeming tool is actually the heart of an extensive set of functions and functionality that allows you to apply mathematical formulas to each and ever pixel in an image, sourcing one or more images as input, and even allowing you to access and process the. Basic averaging or multisampling. This occurs when we scale our images down in size. At the most basic level, downsampling an image by a factor of 2, a 50% reduction in width and height, will reduce noise by a factor of 2x relative to the original image. This is because we average together or multisample 2×2 matrices of pixels in the source. Nice images on both the Moon and M76! Well done! Stacking software such as Deep Sky Stacker should be able to account for the upside-down meridian flip images and orient them properly to stack with the rest. If that is what you used and still got a weird result, there may be a toggle or a checkbox that needs to be toggled or checked After reading a little about PixInsight I decided to buy it for part of the post-processing. In particular I was interested to the DynamicBackgroundExtraction and to the Deconvolution functions. The first (DBE) is used to remove the gradient from the images. It creates a synthetic flat field from the image and the use it to remove th
Posted: January 31st, 2009. The above image is a crop of the area that shows the largest galaxies. Please click in one of the two links below to see the complete image at a bigger size. Original size: 4004x2662. Bigger/Annotated size: 2328x1468. Closeup of the four better looking galaxies: DATE. January 31st, 2009 1] Capture multiple (3-4) short duration (10-15 sec) videos at higher FPS. 2] Use Planetary image Pre-processor (PIPP) to make stabilized AVI from your videos. 3] Use Stabilized AVI video as Input for stacking program like Autostakkert2. Process is bit lengthy but surely it gives good results once you practice it often & improve your skills Snow Super Moon - Nikon Z6. Older Stacking and Processing Techniques. Pulling out all the Stops and tring to get a more natural look the last image was processed via the following: 1. Registax of 184 Images. 2. Pixinsight for curves and initial stretch. 3. Photoshop for Raw Filter adjustments and export to JPEG How to Stack Your Image of Comet Atlas C/2019 Y4 This Spring 2020 With Comet Atlas C/2019 Y4 approaching I wanted to find a way to capture and Process it with the programs I have. There are a bunch of different stacking and processing programs, but I do not have most of them
Together with few astromates I decided to do some tests with selected applications at some common tasks, like aligning or stacking images, applying some demanding filters or stacking image from movie clip. Here are the test cases used with three different application: PixInsight - star alignment of 25 frames, 16Mpx eac If stacking 4 images improves the image quality of 50% respect what you got by stacking only 2 images, to improve a further 50% the image quality from stacking 50 images, you may need to stack 300 images or more. The Moon handheld. PixInsight is the software of reference against which all others are measured. It offers everything you. Astro Pixel Processor: This is another popular paid photo processing tool. Though not as powerful as PixInsight, it is easier to use and about $100 cheaper. It also has a great mosaic creation tool that might be worth the money all by itself. And, like PixInsight, there's a free demo I have images in Ha and Lum. bin 1x1 and RGB, bin 2x2 I use MaXim DL5 for stacking and PS CS5 for futher processing. Stacking and colour combine for LRGB seems to go alright, but Maxim does not provide for Ha images in the process The Astro List. APT - AKA AstroPhotography Tool. Can control Canon, Nikon and CCDs, It has a time-unlimited version that includes the biggest part of the features. Backyard EOS - for DSLR camera control, a good value but does have all the bells and whistles of some others. Stellarium - free software that lets you input your coordinates and will.
Zodiacal light on the night of February 17. Canon T3, 13sec, ISO6400, 20mm lens. David McCashion - Moon/Mars Conjunction. Moon/Mars conjunction of the morning of February 18, 7:49 AM. Canon T3, 8 Meade SCT, 1/125s, ISO 100. Stephen Townsend - Abell 21. The Medusa Nebula in constellation Gemini. ASI1600, EdgeHD11 Processing Photos in PixInsight. Yet when images have been stacked, the None and Baader Moon come in as showing the best SNR. This data seems to be in conflict since process used stack the photos was identical for all stack photos..
The Sequator interface. Basic Features. Sequator is a simple program, both in terms of the design and in terms of the features it offers. It offers the main function of stacking night sky images for the purpose of reducing noise, while also attempting to assist along the way with challenges that often arise during astrophotography such as distortion, light pollution, hot pixels, and more SharpCap is an easy-to-use and powerful astronomy camera capture tool. It can be used with dedicated astronomy cameras, webcams and USB frame grabbers. A wide range of features makes SharpCap suitable for many types of astro-imaging including Planetary, Lunar, Solar, Deep Sky and EAA (Electronically Assisted Astronomy) Lunar Eclipse October/2014. This time, I took images with my Nikon camera through the Telescope to get a better resolution. Here are the highlights of the night: A composite of the different phases over our trees. A stacked and improved image during (almost) maximum. And a video of the entire eclipse Out of curiosity and with the fast abilities of the camera, I was able to try stacking a large variety of numbers of images, namely the LMC image. I stacked 120, 60, 30, 15 and 7 images in different but similar processes in Pixinsight
The only difference: turning off the tracker device while shooting the foreground. The shown images in this post are all composites, with a tracked background and a non-tracked foreground, using PixInsight (stacking), Gimp (merging), Viveza (local adjustments) and Lightroom (general adjustments) Images are shot with a modified Canon 1100 D with a Sigma 1.8/20mm lens on a Vixen Polarie. Enjoy!. One of the single shots for the stars straight out of the camera, 240 sec./f 2.5. A single shot with the Polarie turned off to get a clear shot for the foreground, 240 sec./f2.5, already processed. Stacked images, with PixInsight, a total. The Southwest Florida Astronomical Society, Inc. was formed in 1980 by amateur astronomers in Lee County, Florida Blue Moon JPG Image. 247KB. Actual photo was a single frame taken in 2014. The image you see was heavily saturated and blue shifted to produce the faux Blue Moon as a bit of a joke on Facebook. Even though I confessed to the photoshopping a number of people still thought it was real I use a free stacking program that doesn't seem to get much notice in the amateur astrophotography community, but I find faster than Deep Sky Stacker (DSS DeepSkyStacker - Free), a popular freeware program. Check out Sequator. I can stack 15-20 60..
NGC 7380 also known as the Wizard nebula is an open cluster. The emission nebula in this star-forming region is the nebulosity that we observe. This is an incredibly faint nebula and requires dark skies to visually observe. Here you can see the area of the sky in Cepheus imaged. September 07, 2020July 27, 2020 [ David McCashion - Zodiacal Light. Zodiacal light on the night of February 17. Canon T3, 13sec, ISO6400, 20mm lens. David McCashion - Moon/Mars Conjunction. Moon/Mars conjunction of the morning of February 18, 7:49 AM. Canon T3, 8 Meade SCT, 1/125s, ISO 100. Stephen Townsend - Abell 21. The Medusa Nebula in constellation Gemini Happisburgh - Milky Way with LighthouseCanon 6D mod, 24-105mm L lens, tripod (stack) Moon Eclipse Mosaic Moon Eclipse MosaicSkywatcher HEQ5 autoguided - Altair Atro 8 inch Ritchey Chretien (1625mm) - Astro Tech 2 inch Field Flattener - Nikon D750; White Moon hires mosai
Here is a comparison of what the camera sees when the moon is out and when the moon has set. I did not have DSS so this set of image was stacked in PixInsight, but any stacking software will do. The image was taken by Rahul Ramtekar of Dhruva Skywatchers Group - Nagpur, while observing through the 10″ Go-To Dob at Sillari, Pench with. AstroClockFX - An astronomy clock that displays the current local & UTC date & time, a calendar, local & Greenwich sidereal times, and the Julian day. The program includes the current sun, moon, eclipses and ephemerides for all the planets, minor planets and comets. DeepSky - This program is a large and useful program . It is located in the north-eastern part of the constellation, just under 3 degrees north of μ Persei. Less than 1.5° to the southeast is the open cluster NGC 1545 (m = 6.2). The NGC 1528 is clearly visible with 10×50 binoculars. 165 stars are recognised as members of NGC 1528, the.
Simon Todd Astrophotography. May 15 ·. Well that's it, astronomy season officially over as I removed the mount from the Pier ready for Dave from DarkFrame Ltd to collect the now nearly 6 year old EQ8 for the StellarDrive upgrade, I have a couple of images to process to finish off the season nicely Recently I've started to look into the PixInsight Normalize Scale Gradient Script. Really want to understand the difference, advantages, and disadvantages of both methods provided by APP and PixInsight. PixInsight Normalize Scale Gradient Script looks quite promising to deal with some common hard issues - straight light, high clouds, etc . While waiting for dark skies again, I shot the Moon with my new camera and RGB filters. 20 frames of 7-second exposures for each channel. Pixel scale is .5 and seeing was decent. I was surprised that Pixinsight was able to align and stack them all. Registration is not perfect but better than I thought it would be