PixInsight Star Removal

Removing the stars from your image can be done for artistic purposes or to separate the nebulosity from the star field so it can be processes differently.  Removing the stars is highly dependent on a good star mask.  There’s a couple tricks to getting an accurate star mask.  The first is using MultiscaleMedianTransform to kill the […]

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 use and and more efficient.  The problem with simplifying is that you also loose access to detailed controls and many of the operations of the base tools are hidden.  I’ve found that […]