I crossed paths with Eric in the spring of 2021 as we were both trying to solve a problem with daytime exposures with Thomas Jacquin’s excellent open source All Sky […]
Recently, I completed an image of M57 that tried to bring out the detail in the outer ring. This video is the story of how that came about.
During galaxy season I did an image of M101 because there weren’t a lot of suitable targets for my 80mm refractor’s relatively wide field of view. Most galaxies are small […]
This video gives an overview of manually preprocessing images in PixInsight using data from multiple sessions. It then gives a brief overview of the same thing using WBPP 2.0. Related […]
I was honored to be asked to present to my home club, the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club for the February meeting. My presentation, “Finding Light In The Dark” was an […]
The weather finally cooperated to allow for another star party and despite a computer crash for me right at the end it was a successful event! We were able to […]
While 2020 was a challenging year in many respects, it was a pretty good year for astrophotography. In this video, I look back at the images I was able to […]
This was my first virtual star party after the move to the Shenandoah Valley and amazingly all the tech cooperated as did the weather. We had four astronomers showing views […]
During this week’s virtual star party Molly showed off Mars and Messier 33. I was able to show views of the Pelican Nebula, Pacman Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy (Messier 31) and […]
The weather cooperated two weeks in a row and we were able to have another virtual star party! I was able to show views of the Crescent Nebula, Elephant Trunk […]
It was a pleasure to be a part of the virtual star party this week. Between the fires out west and bad weather everywhere it had been a while since […]
After a couple of false starts thanks to the fires out west, the fall season of Virtual Star Parties is finally here! I was happy to be asked back and […]
On Sunday night, September 13, 2020, I was delighted to present on The Astro Imaging Channel. My top was about looking beyond the most common narrowband data combination, the Hubble […]
This is a follow on to the previous video on subframe approval. In this one, we take a look at why you using SNRWeight as part of subframe approval is […]
This was the last virtual star party of the season. […]
This video explains how to use the subframe selector process in PixInsight to decide which frames to keep and which to discard.