Beautify the Witch

Using Pixinsight to make the ugly witch better. The original image was taken last December and was processed with Deep Sky Stacker and PhotoShop. The result was bad.

Now I tried to use Pixinsight and PhotoShop to beautify the witch again. More subtle colors and details are extracted. In addition, I attached two versions, color enhanced & regular. See which one you like the best.

Regular Version

Color Enhanced Version


M16 M17 Reprocess with PixInsight

Reprocess them, M16 & M17, again with PI.

PI and DSS comparison

M16 Eagle Nebula Crop

M17 Omega Nebula


M8 M20 Redo with PixInsight

As many astrophotographers used PixInsight and drawn my attention for sometime. But for a slow learner and slow respondent like me, I needed to wait until the end of academic year! Anyway, I found that PixInsight is something like PhotoShop, which is huge in functions and the learning curve is long. This is my first piece of PI work. I used Registration, Dynamic Background Extraction, Background Neutralization and Color Calibration etc. In handling this image, I found that Background Neutralization is particularly useful! The result is simply great and make the final touch with Photoshop much more easy! I also attached a comparison between PI & DSS. The DSS version was processed a week ago.