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This page regroups all the PixInsight tutorials we have done over the years. The most recent ones are on the top.

You may be a complete beginner and do not wish to get confused with an extremely detailed tutorial, so we keep ours easy to follow and straight to the point. Our main goal is to be able to give you the answer you need in just a few minutes so that you can keep going with your processing workflow.

Much more in-depth PixInsight written guides and full video walkthroughs are available in the Galactic Course.

If you'd like Antoine to give a go at your data and process it to the best of his ability, check out the processing services!

If you would like to download a PDF version of our own processing workflow, step-by-step, you can do so HERE. Included is a 79-page PDF guide, a 1 hour and 45 minutes full walkthrough tutorial video, our process icon and raw data. We also have a basic version available that focuses more on RGB data.

PixInsight Tutorials

  • PixInsight - How to Remove Micro-Lens Artifacts

Learn how to remove Micro-Lensing Artifacts in PixInsight.

Micro-lens artifacts can occur if you are shooting a target with a bright star nearby and are using a One-Shot-Color camera. These artifacts can be large and overwhelming, but can be removed using a simple technique.

  • PixInsight - How to Process the Andromeda Galaxy

Learn how to process a galaxy using PixInsight, from beginning to end.

In this video, I process the Andromeda Galaxy on PixInsight. I take care of the background, noise, colors, and show you how to remove and re-apply the stars in your image.

  • PixInsight Vs. Photoshop to process Astrophotography Images

Which software should you learn to process your astrophotography images, Photoshop or PixInsight?

In this video, we collaborate with a friend and process the exact same data. He uses Photoshop, and Antoine uses PixInsight. We then compare the results and talk about each software for astrophotography.

  • USING STARNET TO REMOVE THE STARS IN YOUR IMAGES

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StarNet V2 is now available on PixInsight!

In this tutorial, you will learn how to download and install the StarNet module the right way and launch it within PixInsight. You will learn how to get your first Starless image and get some tips on when is the best time to run the process in order to achieve the best results!

  • A few basic tips to be more efficient in PixInsight and save time

PixInsight Dashboard tutorial

PixInsight is a complex software. Is there anything you can do to have a better experience with it?

Here are some tips to make PixInsight more friendly to use and save pre-sets in order to process your images faster. I'll mostly show you basic ways to enhance the dashboard, but I will also show you how to save all your favorite processes into one project that you can then load for all your future images!

  • How to combine Narrowband files into a bi-color image

PixInsight Bicolor combination tutorial

How do you combine two narrowband channels into one bi-color image ready to be processed into PixInsight?

In this tutorial, we will show you how to quickly and easily combine Hydrogen Alpha and Oxygen III filters together in order to get a bi-color image ready to process. We will also show you several other examples of bicolor combinations using the Helix Nebula, the Pelican Nebula, and the Christmas Tree Cluster and Cone Nebula as examples.

  • How to combine Narrowband files into one color image

Combine Narrowband channels into one color image PixInsight tutorial

Just purchased a cooled Astrophotography-dedicated monochrome camera and unsure about how to merge all these Black & Grey files into one color image?

This tutorial explains in just a few minutes how to easily combine Narrowband files in order to get a color image ready to process. We specifically show you how to map the channels in order to achieve a Hubble Palette image from Ha, Sii and Oiii data.

  • Our entire PixInsight processing workflow for Broadband data (2019)

Galactic Hunter PixInsight Processing Workfow on M78

This is a three part tutorial showing you exactly how we process all our astrophotography images, from beginning to end. As of today, we do not have a text version but you can find all three videos on our YouTube channel.

  • PART 1: Stacking & Drizzling

  • PART 2: Basic Image Processing Workflow

  • PART 3: Using Lightroom to take off Artifacts

  • How to combine Hydrogen Alpha to an rgb image

PixInsight tutorial how to add Ha to an RGB image

Learn how to quickly combine Ha data with RGB data to make an HaRGB composite using PixInsight!

This written tutorial also contains a full commented video walkthrough to help you stack Ha to RGB step by step from beginning to end.

You can read our text version or watch our 10-minute YouTube video. This should help you if you just purchased a Hydrogen-Alpha filter for your DSLR camera. This technique can also be used to add Ha to an LRGB image from a cooled monochrome camera.