Unlike a lot of photographic endeavors, the job in astrophotography is less than half done once you have captured your data. The images are usually made up of many shorter sub-exposures that get calibrated and averaged in some form to produce the initial image ready for processing. In many cases the target is simply not visible in the initial image and a fair amount of processing may be needed to make the target visible.

This page contains links to several of my favorite processing techniques used to produce many of the pictures on other pages of my website. Several are quick pages showing the workflows while others are more detailed papers and presentations. In addition there are several articles that probide some general background information. Links marked with an asterisk are pages on my web site. Those without the
asterisk are external websites over which I have no control.
  1. *Fixing background colour cast
  2. *Masked noise reduction
  3. *Separating Stars and DSO's
  4. *M8 with no stars
  5. *Removing gradients
  6. *Increasing red when using an unmodified DSLR
  7. *Correcting star trails
  8. *What processing can do
  9. *Layered processing of NGC7000
  10. *LENR verses master dark correction
  11. *Star shrink processing
  12. *LMS (layered, masked stretch) processing
  13. *Fixing background blobs
  14. *SMI processing
  15. *Fixing star edges processing
  16. *Generating a DSO mask without stars
  17. *No darks needed
  18. *How to remove slight star trails
  19. *Split star process in Images Plus
  20. *Split star process with masked stretches to pull out faint detail
  21. *Layered masked stretch (LMS)
  22. *Masked stretches to improve galaxy detail
  23. *Resolution and image sharpness
  24. *Camera linearity testing
  25. *Noise



















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