Month: January 2019

M33 – The Triangulum Galaxy

M33 has a diameter of about 60,000 light-years, about 60% the size of our own Milky Way.   It is a spiral galaxy approximately 3 million light years from Earth, located in the constellation Triangulum. It is third largest member of the galactic Local Group, behind Andromeda and our own Milky Way.  Like Andromeda, it can be […]

PixInsight: Introduction & Tour of Basic Features

While Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, MaxIm DL, Nebulosity, and various other individual tools can be used to processes astronomical images there is nothing quite as comprehensive as Pleiades Astrophoto’s PixInsight software. PixInsight can be used to both pre-process and post-process photos for top-notch final results. While not exactly inexpensive, a PixInsight license does cost less than […]