Pixinsight workflow for annotation

Since I’ve been using the Takahashi FSQ106-ED with the STL11000, I’m getting wide field images, about 3.9 x 2.7 degrees.  So the fields contain numerous cataloged objects that would be nice to identify. Pixinsight offers a workflow to “solve” the image which provides accurate WCS coordinates that are added to the FITS header; and an … Read more

Scutum from Rancho Hidalgo

Here’s the result using the Canon 60Da on my little tracker head.  I spent a lot of time fooling with these in Pixinsight and then Photoshop.  Unusual for this part of New Mexico, I had problems with gradients due to smoke from wildfires in Arizona.  (See https://www.jjmcclintock.com/?p=139) I believe this is stacked from  5-180 second … Read more