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27th Jan. 2012 :: Reprocessed Andromeda Galaxy

So, Josh Lake, who I met over on Reddit's Astronomy Sub-Reddit kindly offered to have a go at re-processing my M31 data from the 15th Jan using PixInsight. I have to say that I have been pretty blow away with the results.

The additional detail in the dust lanes, better colour and higher contrast just brings the image alive. I almost feel unworthy of posting this image as really Josh needs most of the credit.

Anyway, here it is...

PixInsight is certainly something that I am going to have a very good look at. The good news is that you can get a free 45 day trial period over on their website. I would love to hear from any other users.


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  1. Josh

    Hey, Josh here, hope you're enjoying PixInsight. The learning curve is a bit steep at first, but there are some great tutorials out there.

    Harry Page at Harry's Astroshed taught me all the basics: http://harrysastroshed.com/tutorialhome.html

    but his workflow doesn't quite match up with Vicent Peris, who is one of the PI developers: http://pixinsight.com/videos/NGC1808LRGB-vperis/en.html

    Anyway, I've since reprocessed your data again and am happier with the second pass. Each new run brings me a little closer to getting the maximum out of the data without enhancing the noise too much.

    EDIT (James): I have hosted version 2 here: M31, The Andromeda Galaxy processed with PixInsight - Version 2.

    #1 – 31 January, 2012 at 10:13 pm

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