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Telescope Live
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Bernard Miller
A US-based, multi-APOD astrophotographer with over twelve years of experience in deep sky imaging
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Damian Peach
A multi-award winning astrophotographer with over 25yrs experience.
  • Astrophotographer
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Nik Szymanek
UK-based Astro-imager and deep sky image processing tutor
  • Astrophotographer
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Stellar Xperiences
Three astrophotographers with 30 years’ combined experience in photography and 20 years’ experience in astronomy.
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Masters of PixInsight
Join MoP's team for streamlined PixInsight expertise, ensuring clarity and simplicity.
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Ryan Voykin
US Based Amateur Astrophotographer and Creator of the YouTube Channel DarkRangersInc.
  • Astrophotographer
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Alexander Curry
European based amateur astrophotographer, Co-Founder of Telescope Live and Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • Astrophotographer
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Peter Jenkins
Amateur Astrophotographer & Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society specialising in Nebulae mostly presented using the Hubble Palette
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Warren Keller
A US-based, multi-APOD imager and author with over twenty years' experience.
  • Astrophotographer
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Jarmo Ruuth
Amateur astrophotographer, author of AutoIntegrate and Astro Mosaic.
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James Ritson
UK-based photographer and image retoucher working with Affinity Photo
  • Astrophotographer
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Mark Johnston
I have been fascinated by the night sky since I ‘discovered’ Saturn with my 60mm refractor at the age of 10. An APOD-winning astrophotographer, I have been published in Sky & Telescope, Astronomy Magazine, and Space.com. As a NASA Solar System Ambassador, I have conducted thousands of public outreach programs and am a registered cruise ship speaker on astronomy and space science, as well as a Director of the Phoenix Astronomical Society. I frequently post astrophotography images, news, and tutorials on social media. My solar imaging and videos are particularly popular, and I have conducted extensive research on solar cameras and solar image processing techniques.
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Adam Block
FastTrack your understanding of the HOW and WHY of astronomical image processing with renowned Adam Block.
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Affinity Photo
Serif, developers of the award-winning Affinity Photo
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Mustafa Aydın
An astrophotographer with 8+ years of experience and an almost lifelong background in general photography.
  • Astrophotographer
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Finding hidden treasures in narrowband data with Sulphur-II luminance compositing

Join Nik Szymanek in a comprehensive post-processing masterclass that navigates a hybrid workflow using Affinity Photo and PixInsight. In this webinar recording, Nik introduces a unique approach to narrowband processing by employing SII as a luminance layer. While this technique suits only a select few objects with strong SII data, it reveals new depths and perspectives of the night sky. Nik will lead you through the essential methods for mastering this workflow. Towards the webinar's conclusion, he also addresses various questions about this specialized technique.
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Lunar Image Editing Primer: Everything You Need to Know for Post-Processing Lunar Images

Processing lunar data involves a unique workflow compared to other types of planetary imaging. In this primer guide by the award-winning planetary imager Damian Peach, you'll be introduced to the basics of lunar imaging. This includes background information on how images are stacked for processing. The tutorial's second part addresses the post-processing of stacked data. It will detail the crucial sharpening techniques in Registax, followed by enhancement in Photoshop with various tools.
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PixInsight Primer - Understanding PI’s User Interface

PixInsight is renowned as the most potent post-processing tool in astrophotography, featuring a wide range of specialized functions that allow for comprehensive processing of any astrophotograph. However, both new and experienced users may find its extensive toolkit daunting. This tutorial from Masters of PixInsight will navigate you through every facet of its interface, demonstrating how to efficiently utilize PixInsight for your processing needs. Designed not just for novices, this series also caters to individuals already versed in post-processing who are looking to transition to PixInsight. Part 1: Introduction to the User Interface, PI Community, Automatic Updates, Global Preferences, Toolbars, Explorer Windows, Menus Part 2: Further Exploration of the User Interface - Explorer Windows, Toolbars, Overall Functionality Part 3: Diving Deeper into the User Interface - Screen Transfer Function, New Instances Part 4: Advanced Interface Features - Processes, Previews, Real-Time Previews, Introduction to Masks Part 5: Expanding on Masks, Process Container, and Image Container
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Combining Datasets From Different Telescopes Using Astro Pixel Processor

Award-winning astrophotographer and Telescope Live Tutor Nik Szymanek brings you a useful workflow for creating interesting images. A common question is, "Can I combine datasets from different telescopes?" Nik will show you some of the use cases and methods to achieve this so you can better enhance certain features of your image. This method can be particularly useful for galaxies, where you can utilize long focal lengths to gather details of a galaxy, and then a fast, shorter focal length refractor to capture faint surrounding features.