Hi all, I hope you are well!
I've been trialling Pix Insight for the last few days - having never used it before. There's a learning curve alright but I think I am getting there. I followed some of the great tutorials at lightvortexastronomy.com along with some other bits of information I could find.
I am quite happy with the new image I have processed, the calibration/stacking/integration/processing process in PI is very 'hands on' and manual and I quite like that. The workflow would take some getting used to though.
For newcomers to the hobby (like myself) I think it's a good way to get further into the hobby, DSS is great but I found that the 3 or 4 images I created using it were not really meeting my expectations in terms of noise, signal (I couldn't extract as much as I was expecting) and I think PI has handled my flats a bit better too. It's good to see how the images are calibrated from start -> finish. The arcsinh stretch was what I was most impressed with, to be honest. I had been trying to do this using curves in PS but I just could not get it right. Possibly my lack of skill.
I spent a _long_ time on this (lol), so please be kind but I'd be keen to hear feedback of course. I know there are definitely things that I could do better.
This is a reprocessing of the image here (https://www.cloudyni...1#entry10603466). This one was done in PI almost exclusively whereas my previous post was created using DSS and PhotoShop.
This is about 2 hours integration - 30 secs, ISO-800 - Canon 6D (modded) and Askar acl 200. About 700 Bias, 140 flats, 30 darks, 300 light frames (though I had to throw about 20 out due to high altitude cloud).
Edited by LooseFur1, 28 October 2020 - 07:52 AM.