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Image Processing

Astronomy Photo on a Computer Screen

Screen Calibration

When I purchased a new laptop computer back in 2016 for image processing and video editing and was quickly reminded of the importance of having a well-calibrated computer monitor. The brightness of my new laptop screen was intense. It appears to be about 25% brighter than my well-calibrated 23 Inch external IPS monitor.   When it comes to editing and viewing astrophotography images, the screen you're using can really change the appearance of your results. If it's too dim, you may not see all of the hidden imperfections in your data. This results in astrophotography images that ar…

Image Processing

Selective Processing for More Detail

Staying Inside - Image Processing The unseasonably cold weather and precipitation we have experienced here in Southern Ontario have given me the perfect opportunity to go through my old astrophotography images and reprocess the data.  I have been advancing my image-processing skills by studying current astronomy images taken by the pros. Being a creative professional myself, I have always understood and appreciated the power of inspiration. I am always interested in new image-processing techniques, photoshop tutorials and new software that can enhance my work.  Through selective pro…

LRGB Processing Technique for Orion

Astrophotography LRGB Processing Technique A useful guide to processing the Orion Constellation using a DSLR Camera and Tripod From the very moment this video started, I knew I was in for a real treat. The motion control time-lapse of the Milky Way moving across the sky was the perfect primer for this high production, quality tutorial.  Lonelyspeck.com is an informative and beautiful website created by Ian Norman -  A full-time traveller and photographer. In the following video he will explain how to process a photo of the Orion Constellation using the LRGB processing technique. He stacks…