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November 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - December 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm PST

PixInsight Workshop – November 30-December 2, 2018 – Seattle, Washington, USA – Hosted by Cloud Break Optics – Sponsored by (so far) Optolong Filters and O'Telescope


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


November 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am
December 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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Warren Keller


Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Airport/28th Ave
18850 28th Ave S.
SeaTac, WA 98188 United States
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(206) 244-5044