Tag Archives: astrophotography

Pixinsight GAME mask script update!

Pixinsight GAME mask script

The GAME mask script for Pixinsight has been updated. If you want to create masks easily within Pixinsight for your image processing give it a try! In the video I’ll demonstrate it, showing some of the new features and what you can do with it. Some of my gear… Skywatcher Esprit 100 F5.5 Triplet refractor […]

Noise reduction in Pixinsight – TGVDenoise

Pixinsight noise reduction TGVdenoise

Hello everyone! Thanks for watching another one of my videos. I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about noise reduction in Pixinsight so I thought I’d do another video covering it. This time a little bit more simple than before. In fact this method is fairly easy to do (I use it a lot) and […]

Pixinsight tip to make your images look better

pixinsight tip

Here’s a Pixinsight image processing tip to help make your images look better. If you’ve ever had globs of red/magenta hues appearing within your image (colour cast) then this little trick is for you. It works great and really helps restore colour quality within an image when affected. Some of my gear… Skywatcher Esprit 100 […]

Pixinsight SHO processing of NGC 7822 – Tutorial

Pixinsight SHO processing

Hey folks! Hope all is well and you’ve been getting some clear skies. In this astrophotography video I gather data on NGC 7822 nebula region in Cepheus using my Skywatcher Esprit 100 triplet refractor telescope, Moravian 16200EC CCD and Optolong (Ha, OIII and SII) narrowband filters. It was a challenge to gather enough data for […]

Planetary Nebula M97 with the Vixen VC200L telescope

M97 planetary nebula

Meet planetary nebula M97, aka the Owl Nebula.  This image took me three nights to collect the data due to clouds. M97 is more than 2000 years away from Earth. The photons of the Owl Nebula are ancient but not the most distant object I’ve imaged. To take this image I used a Vixen VC200L […]

Shawn Nielsen on the OPT Space Junk Podcast!

I was thrilled when asked to be on the OPT Telescopes, Space Junk Podcast. Check it out below! Space Junk is a weekly podcast dedicated to the amazing hobby of amateur astronomy. Each week we’ll answer your questions and bring you the latest information and advice on the tools, gadgets, software and techniques for maximizing […]