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Inside PixInsight


Part of the The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Preprocessing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Warren A. Keller
      Pages 3-14
    3. Warren A. Keller
      Pages 15-30
    4. Warren A. Keller
      Pages 31-38
    5. Warren A. Keller
      Pages 39-47
    6. Warren A. Keller
      Pages 49-54
    7. Warren A. Keller
      Pages 55-67
    8. Warren A. Keller
      Pages 69-80
  3. Linear Post-Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Warren A. Keller
      Pages 83-87
    3. Warren A. Keller
      Pages 89-103
    4. Warren A. Keller
      Pages 105-116
    5. Warren A. Keller
      Pages 117-129
    6. Warren A. Keller
      Pages 131-148
  4. Nonlinear Post-Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Warren A. Keller
      Pages 151-169
    3. Warren A. Keller
      Pages 171-190
    4. Warren A. Keller
      Pages 191-199
    5. Warren A. Keller
      Pages 201-211

About this book


PixInsight has taken the astro-imaging world by storm. As the first comprehensive postprocessing platform to be created by astro-imagers for astro-imagers, it has for many replaced other generic graphics editors as the software of choice. PixInsight has been embraced by professionals such as the James Webb (and Hubble) Space Telescope's science imager Joseph DePasquale and Calar Alto's Vicent Peris, as well as thousands of amateurs around the world.

While PixInsight is extremely powerful, very little has been printed on the subject. The first edition of this book broke that mold, offering a comprehensive look into the software’s capabilities. This second edition expands on the several new processes added to the PixInsight platform since that time, detailing and demonstrating each one with a now-expanded workflow. Addressing topics such as PhotometricColorCalibration, Large-Scale Pixel Rejection, LocalNormalization and a host of other functions, this text remains the authoritative guide to PixInsight.


Astro-image processing PixInsight Astronomical image software Astrophotograph tricks Deep-sky image editing Digital photography for astronomy Image Processing for Astronomy Image processing software Making Good Astrophotographs Photo editing software for astronomy Post-processing for astro-imagers multiscale processing Rogelio Bernal Andreo astrophoto mosaics narrowband image porcessing Vicent Peris PhotometricColorCalibration LocalNormalization

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.BuckhannonUSA

About the authors

Warren A. Keller is a world-renowned astro-imager (APOD, Sky & Telescope, Astronomy magazines, etc.) and teacher of image processing. He has presented at the Northeast, Midwest, and Advanced Imaging Conferences and has written extensively on the subject. He is a six-time Sky & Telescope author. Keller produced the definitive commercial video tutorial series for PixInsight and published the first edition of Inside PixInsight with Springer in 2016. 

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