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Masters of PixInsight Acquisition Best Practices workshop
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Masters of PixInsight Acquisition Best Practices workshop


Masters of PixInsight Acquisition Best Practices workshop

Monday, May 6, 2024

Richard Harris Richard Harris

Join the Masters of PixInsight for their "Acquisition Best Practices" virtual workshop on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 7 PM EDT. This 2-hour session will equip you with advanced techniques for optimal imaging data acquisition. Register now for an enlightening experience!

The Masters of PixInsight is set to host a pivotal workshop titled "Acquisition Best Practices," aimed at both novices and seasoned astrophotographers. This event marks the latest installment in their beginner series, designed to enhance participants' skills in capturing stellar imaging data.

Masters of PixInsight Acquisition Best Practices workshop

During the workshop, experts will delve into a variety of topics tailored to maximize the potential of participants' equipment under actual observing conditions. Key subjects include optimizing image scale for deep-sky imaging, setting camera readout modes, and determining the appropriate exposure length. The session will also explore efficient strategies for acquiring calibration frames, employing monochrome and mosaic techniques, and integrating RGB stars into narrowband color images.

Moreover, practical advice will be given on focusing, the use of rotators, and the essentials of guiding to determine when the quality is sufficient. Attendees will not only gain invaluable insights but also receive a set of image files used in the virtual workshop, have a chance to win a door prize from sponsors, and get unlimited access to the workshop recording, along with project files and icons.

This workshop promises to be an essential learning experience for anyone looking to improve their astrophotography outcomes by understanding and implementing best practices in data acquisition.

Event details for Acquisition Best Practices virtual workshop

Masters of PixInsight Acquisition Best Practices virtual workshop details:

  • Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024
  • Time: 7 PM EDT
  • Duration: 2-Hour Virtual Workshop
  • Platform: GoToMeeting
  • Registration Fee: $35.00 USD

Topics covered

Topics covered:

  • Optimizing image scale for deep-sky imaging
  • Adjustments for camera readout mode, gain, and offset
  • Selecting exposure lengths
  • Techniques for acquiring calibration frames
  • Comparing monochrome strategies: RRRGGGBBB vs RGBRGBRGB
  • Mosaic strategies: one pane each night vs all frames each night
  • Strategies for acquiring RGB stars for narrowband color images
  • Best practices for focusing and using rotators
  • Evaluating the adequacy of guiding techniques

For more information and to register, visit the official Masters of PixInsight Workshop Sign-Up page.

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