IP4AP – Image Processing for Astrophotography

2730 Upper Mountain Rd., Sanborn, NY 14132

716-864-7400; www.ip4ap.com

Sean Walker

Premier astrophotographers Warren Keller and Rogelio Bernal Andreo team up to bring you the latest video tutorial in the IP4AP series. “Image Processing for Astrophotography: PixInsight Part-1” ($69.95) is available for online streaming or as a DVD. It contains 2½ hours of information in 23 scripted Adobe Flash tutorials that will help familiarize you with the software PixInsight, a powerful and affordable alternative to Adobe Photoshop designed specifically for astrophotography. Part 1 of the series teaches you the basic steps needed to produce most types of deep-sky images, including tips on how to reduce, align, and combine all your data; correct for light-pollution gradients; and achieve natural color balance in all your images. More advanced techniques such as sharpening routines and non-linear stretching are also demonstrated to help you get the most out of your astroimages.

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