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Tutorials and Processing Examples / EasyPixInsight.com
« on: 2019 August 19 16:19:53 »
We wanted to tell you about a New Resource that we've been working on for a while. If you're newer to PixInsight, or have been struggling to find your way with it, we're producing a new series, aptly called, Easy PixInsight. Rather than add the series to IP4AP.com's copious content, we've created a brand-new website, specifically for it. www.easypixinsight.com's primary goal is to attract new customers to PI, and is therefore, a FREE resource.

Visit EasyPixinsight.com. There, you'll see a 4-video series, for each major type of camera. Choose, OSC, DSLR, or Monochrome, download the accompanying data files, and follow along with the videos. Each series begins with a simple, automatic, preprocessing track, and ends with post-processing. The 4-part, one-shot color series is now complete, and Warren is currently working on the DSLR series, with the first video to be posted any day now.

Although EasyPixInsight.com is a work in progress, don't let it stop you from checking it out. We would appreciate your recommendation of it, to new PixInsight processors. Thank you for your time and attention.

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General / Easy PixInsight.com
« on: 2019 August 19 16:07:46 »
We wanted to tell you about a New Resource that we've been working on for a while. If you're newer to PixInsight, or have been struggling to find your way with it, we're producing a new series, aptly called, Easy PixInsight. Rather than add the series to IP4AP.com's copious content, we've created a brand-new website, specifically for it. www.easypixinsight.com's primary goal is to attract new customers to PI, and is therefore, a FREE resource.

Visit EasyPixinsight.com. There, you'll see a 4-video series, for each major type of camera. Choose, OSC, DSLR, or Monochrome, download the accompanying data files, and follow along with the videos. Each series begins with a simple, automatic, preprocessing track, and ends with post-processing. The 4-part, one-shot color series is now complete, and Warren is currently working on the DSLR series, with the first video to be posted any day now.

Although EasyPixInsight.com is a work in progress, don't let it stop you from checking it out. We would appreciate your recommendation of it, to new PixInsight processors. Thank you for your time and attention.

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Workshops and Conferences / AIC - Advanced Imaging Conference
« on: 2019 June 13 05:25:40 »
Gang, Get registered for AIC, November 15-17 in beautiful San Jose, California USA! PI has taken the lead over PS and other software, with presentations by Warren Keller, Adam Block, Rogelio Bernal Andreo, and others! https://www.advancedimagingconference.com/

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Workshops and Conferences / 2-Day Workshop- Chicago!
« on: 2019 June 13 05:22:13 »
Chicago, Chicago, that toddlin' town... The Warren Keller and Ron Brecher PixInsight Show brings back an astro-imaging conference to The Windy City! Join us August 3-4 at Cernan Space Center, conveniently located near O'Hare Airport, for 2-days of intensive PI training for beginners. Register now for our early bird special. https://www.ip4ap.com/Workshops/summer-2019-Chicago-workshop

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General / 2-Day Workshop- Chicago!
« on: 2019 June 13 05:20:14 »
Chicago, Chicago, that toddlin' town... The Warren Keller and Ron Brecher PixInsight Show brings back an astro-imaging conference to The Windy City! Join us August 3-4 at Cernan Space Center, conveniently located near O'Hare Airport, for 2-days of intensive PI training for beginners. Register now for our early bird special. https://www.ip4ap.com/Workshops/summer-2019-Chicago-workshop

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Workshops and Conferences / 3-Day Workshop - Oh Canada!
« on: 2019 March 13 20:13:26 »
Oops, we did it again! Join us for another IP4AP.com 3-day PixInsight workshop, this time in Canada!

https://www.ip4ap.com/Workshops/spring-2019-Kitchener-workshop

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General / 3-Day Workshop - Oh Canada!
« on: 2019 March 13 20:12:46 »
Oops, we did it again! Join us for another IP4AP.com 3-day PixInsight workshop, this time in Canada!

https://www.ip4ap.com/Workshops/spring-2019-Kitchener-workshop

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Tutorials and Processing Examples / Inside PixInsight Book Update
« on: 2019 January 26 08:40:42 »
This is SO cool for several reasons!

#1, My book Inside PixInsight, is Springer Nature's #1!

#2, This poster was produced for England's AstroFest.

#3 It was produced because Springer managed to pull-off printing sufficient copies of the second edition for sale there.

#4 Can general US printing be far behind? IOW, hopefully, with a corrected index and other bugaboos now ironed out, I will hopefully have my bulk book order very soon.

#5 Apologies for the Springer delays!

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General / Inside PixInsight Book Update
« on: 2019 January 26 08:39:07 »
This is SO cool for several reasons!
 
#1, My book Inside PixInsight, is Springer Nature's #1!

#2, This poster was produced for England's AstroFest.

#3 It was produced because Springer managed to pull-off printing sufficient copies of the second edition for sale there.

#4 Can general US printing be far behind? IOW, hopefully, with a corrected index and other bugaboos now ironed out, I will hopefully have my bulk book order very soon.

#5 Apologies for the Springer delays!

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Gallery / Centaurus A
« on: 2018 December 10 17:28:01 »
I am so pleased with how this new version of Centaurus A, featuring one of its X-ray jets came out http://www.billionsandbillions.com/centaurus_a.html. Thanks a million to Martin Pugh for the fine LRGBHa masters! Check out Martin's remote hosting and data subscription services here- https://www.martinpughastrophotography.space/remote-imaging
Be sure to view the larger version at Flickr from the 'Large' link at BillionsandBillions.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/14298125@N08/45542991034. Thanks too, to Hartmut Bornemann and Adam Block for GAME, which made it easier to bring out the X-ray jet!

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Workshops and Conferences / 3-DAY PIXINSIGHT WORKSHOP DALLAS TX USA
« on: 2018 December 07 15:07:52 »
PIXINSIGHT WORKSHOP MARCH 22-24, 2019

We're back... in Dallas (Plano), TX this time!

Please join Ron Brecher and me for 3 intensive days of PixInsight training for beginners and early-intermediate users! Now through January 7, save $100!

Register Today https://www.ip4ap.com/Workshops/spring-2019-Dallas-workshop

Thanks to our host Astrofactors.com! Sponsors so far: DC-3 Dreams and O'Telescope.

Hope to see you there!

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General / 3-DAY PIXINSIGHT WORKSHOP DALLAS TX USA
« on: 2018 December 07 15:06:58 »
PIXINSIGHT WORKSHOP MARCH 22-24, 2019

We're back... in Dallas (Plano), TX this time!

Please join Ron Brecher and me for 3 intensive days of PixInsight training for beginners and early-intermediate users! Now through January 7, save $100!

Register Today https://www.ip4ap.com/Workshops/spring-2019-Dallas-workshop

Thanks to our host Astrofactors.com! Sponsors so far: DC-3 Dreams and O'Telescope.

Hope to see you there!

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PixInsight Workshop - November 30-December 2, 2018 - Seattle, Washington, USA - Hosted by Cloud Break Optics - Sponsored by Optolong Filters, DC-3 Dreams, and O'Telescope

https://www.ip4ap.com/Workshops/fall-2018-Seattle-workshop

Join Warren Keller and Ron Brecher for their highly acclaimed 3-day interactive workshop covering the basics of PixInsight by Pleiades Astrophoto. Targeted to beginners and early intermediates, the workshop covers the essential tools and techniques needed to produce beautiful images. The workshop will be held around the corner from Cloud Break Optics and is limited to an exclusive group of 30 attendees, allowing for a personal learning experience for all. The cost for three full days (18 hours) of PI training by two instructors is only $595.00 USD and includes morning and afternoon refreshments.

While the complete agenda to be covered is posted to the webpage, here are some highlights:

-   Navigating the user interface
-   Working with one-shot color and monochrome camera data
-   Identifying the best and worst sub-frames
-   Making master frames
-   Correcting uneven field illumination
-   Balancing color
-   Using masks to select and protect parts of an image
-   Taming noise and sharpening detail
-   Combining luminance (L) and chrominance (RGB) images
-   Enhancing contrast, brightness, and color saturation
-   Saving your work

In addition to group work, Ron and Warren will lead 'Process Your Own Data' sessions where beginners can practice their new skills. More advanced users can delve deeper into PixInsight’s processes such as DBE and Deconvolution with individual guidance from the instructors.  If you don’t have your own data, the instructors will provide high-quality practice data for you to work with!

We'll learn, and have fun while we do it! Don't hesitate to contact us with questions at http://www.ip4ap.com/contact. Please join us!

Things our students have said-
 
“… 5 stars. You guys are exceptional.”
Richard Payne

“I LOVED the hands-on approach.”
Prof. Samantha Blair

"Being able to have 1-on-1 coaching sessions was exceptionally helpful."
Thien Ngo

“I liked the fact that you covered so many topics and included many tips and shortcuts.”
Greg Piepol

"Instructors were very personable, entertained questions, and were available for hands-on help and pointers.”
Bob Taylor


Clear skies, Warren Keller and Ron Brecher

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General / 3-DAY PIXINSIGHT WORKSHOP NORTHWEST USA
« on: 2018 October 24 08:40:29 »
PixInsight Workshop - November 30-December 2, 2018 - Seattle, Washington, USA - Hosted by Cloud Break Optics - Sponsored by (so far) Optolong Filters and O'Telescope

https://www.ip4ap.com/Workshops/fall-2018-Seattle-workshop

Join Warren Keller and Ron Brecher for their highly acclaimed 3-day interactive workshop covering the basics of PixInsight by Pleiades Astrophoto. Targeted to beginners and early intermediates, the workshop covers the essential tools and techniques needed to produce beautiful images. The workshop will be held at the Hampton Inn SeaTac Int'l Airport, and is limited to an exclusive group of 30 attendees, allowing for a personal learning experience for all. The cost for three full days (18 hours) of PI training by two instructors is only $595.00 USD and includes morning and afternoon refreshments.

While the complete agenda to be covered is posted to the webpage, here are some highlights:

-   Navigating the user interface
-   Working with one-shot color and monochrome camera data
-   Identifying the best and worst sub-frames
-   Making master frames
-   Correcting uneven field illumination
-   Balancing color
-   Using masks to select and protect parts of an image
-   Taming noise and sharpening detail
-   Combining luminance (L) and chrominance (RGB) images
-   Enhancing contrast, brightness, and color saturation
-   Saving your work

In addition to group work, Ron and Warren will lead 'Process Your Own Data' sessions where beginners can practice their new skills. More advanced users can delve deeper into PixInsight’s processes such as DBE and Deconvolution with individual guidance from the instructors.  If you don’t have your own data, the instructors will provide high-quality practice data for you to work with!

We'll learn, and have fun while we do it! Don't hesitate to contact us with questions at http://www.ip4ap.com/contact. Please join us!

Things our students have said-
 
“… 5 stars. You guys are exceptional.”
Richard Payne

“I LOVED the hands-on approach.”
Prof. Samantha Blair

"Being able to have 1-on-1 coaching sessions was exceptionally helpful."
Thien Ngo

“I liked the fact that you covered so many topics and included many tips and shortcuts.”
Greg Piepol

"Instructors were very personable, entertained questions, and were available for hands-on help and pointers.”
Bob Taylor


Clear skies, Warren Keller and Ron Brecher

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General / 3-Day Western USA Workshops
« on: 2018 June 22 10:20:36 »
Hi friends, Not wishing to take up too much bandwidth on the General Forum, please visit the following links to the Workshops Forum if you're interested in joining us for September!

Mesa, Arizona 9/21-23/18
https://pixinsight.com/forum/index.php?topic=12460.0 
Registration- https://www.ip4ap.com/Workshops/fall-2018-mesa-az-workshop

Lake Forest, California 9/28-30/18
https://pixinsight.com/forum/index.php?topic=12487.0 
Registration- https://www.ip4ap.com/Workshops/fall-2018-SoCal-workshop

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