This page regroups all the PixInsight tutorials we have done over the years. The most recent ones are on the top.
These tutorials are usually straight to the point and do not go in depth when it comes to the technical aspect of the software. This is a choice we made for two reasons.
First, we're not going to lie, we aren't expert when it comes to PixInsight, and we do not want to pretend we know everything and risk giving you false information.
Second, we believe you are here because you need quick help on a specific processing problem. You may be a complete beginner and do not wish to get confused with an extremely detailed tutorial. Well, you found the right place!
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.
If you'd like to get a PDF follow-along guide of our own processing workflow, you can get it HERE.
A few basic tips to be more efficient in PixInsight and save time
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
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
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
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.
How to combine Hydrogen Alpha to an rgb image
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.