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1st thoughts, impression and experience - buy one - brilliant ...
not sure we'll do a Sesto Senso installation video - seems slightly pointless - it's really straight forward -  calibrating the Sesto Senso is a breeze, even did it on the fly on site after changing Camera and adapter. a big plus Using Sesto Senso - as long as it's not powered up and connected - you can manually set telescope equipment focus is you decide to change equipment rig - then quickly run through a revised calibration and you're set to go.
 SESTO SENSO is the robotic focusing motor for your telescope! Compatible with most focusers, install it in place of the micrometre knob and connect it to the USB port of the EAGLE or Windows computer to remotely control without vibration and with high precision your telescope's focuser. The supplied software and ASCOM driver allow you to easily set up many advanced features of SESTO SENSO, especially useful for astrophotography. Thanks to the precise control motor with integrated electronics, SESTO SENSO achieves incredible precision of just 0.7 microns!


Thanks to a deep design, PrimaLuceLab engineers have created the SESTO SENSO robotic focusing motor for telescopes, incorporating all the elements usually outside in normal motorized focusing systems. Systems consisting of a motor with separate control box and connecting cables are the past, SESTO SENSO encloses in a compact metal box (dimensions 87 x 60 x 43mm) both the motor and the control electronics. All with the great design PrimaLuceLab create for all its products.


Initial review June 2020

Astro panel is a plug-in for Adobe PS CC and integrates advanced features for digital processing of the Milky Way, deep sky images, day and night landscapes.
With version 4 Astro Panel also has all the features of Fusion for image fusion and stacking of astronomical images.

"I'm on it ... working toward a review... initial thoughts if you know Photoshop advanced masking techniques you'll breeze through and understand what's what pretty soon... using as the hub alongside my own workflow and "secret" methods. There's now an Tutorial in English, there is a manual in English which is pretty good... I deliberately chose an image I intended to throw away to work on and must admit its starting to turn out "interesting". Started out focused on the Noise Reduction as DSLR images are notoriously a pain, I've deliberately gone too far but the potential is exciting.
There remains however no "one-click" Astro image processing solution you have to put in the hours, days, weeks, months and years the pain, frustration, and heartache, even then you'll not be fully content ~ all these software tools are brilliant if they work for you and this one is as good as any of the others ~ some people rave about Pixinsight some Startools et. al ~ me I've always said from the post-processing viewpoint photoshop is capable of doing it all this software can be a big helping hand extending and speeding up your Photoshop workflow.
I like it. top image APP _ awful 2nd Astro Panel focuses on the Noise coming along.regards David
(APP to AstroPanel screenshot)

after a few days spent working on a DSLR image of the Soul Nebula, I'd more or less decided to Bin thought it'll be a nice one for using AstroPanel if it can address some of the issues in this image be pleased. Masks form the basis to processing in Photoshop especially fiddly when starting out selective masking ~ AstroPanel creates loads of masks "quickly" so the decision is really down to which image adjustment(s) to apply. My image was a saved as a tif 15/20% BG from APP and I found I didn't need to use the under/overexposure stretch routines just the 32 convert to 16bit and the RC (reset colours) & RG (remove green), then went onto the various Enhance and Colour balance actions. The thing that attracted me to AstroPanel was that DSLR images alway exhibit loads of Noise which AstroPanel sorted out pretty good, few runs through much improved the image. I'd say I've made a good scratch using AstroPanel but there is so much more potential more use and experience will provide, not even touched the Fusion section stacking and combining images.
"Am I pleased, was money well spent? I use Photoshop a lot and already have a Photoshop Astro image workflow AstroPanel complements and speeds this up. English youtube video tutorials helped a lot, but the manuals pretty good.
Yeah, I'd say if you subscribe to Photoshop BUY IT. At less than GBP £49 it's not that expensive a good tool in the processing amoury."
Astropanel did a brilliant job on this pretty poor DSLR image ~ looking forward to working on what I class as a decent capture ~ watch this space.

Welcome to your online resource for PixInsight Tutorials!
new for August  2020 Warren Keller, Ron Brecher, and Pete Proulx have teamed up to deliver a series of information-packed ‘Virtual Workshops’ covering deep-sky image processing with PixInsight. Each 2-hour session will show beginners the most important tools and settings needed to create jaw-dropping astrophotos!  Working directly with Warren and Ron, and practicing with the data and resources provided, you’ll move confidently from beginner to experienced user in no time, and have fun while you do it!
Warren Keller ~ Dr. Ron Brecher ~ Pete Proulx

also check out ~ one of the best Pixinsight online learning resources

Transform your Astronomy Image Processing skills and workflow with top training team has been chosen by Astro-Imagers Worldwide as the premier source for learning the latest techniques in image processing. Get up to lightspeed with PixInsight tutorials quickly and painlessly. 
with Warren Keller & Peter Proulx
Aug. 2020  

Aug. 2020 ~ review ~  video tutorial  Coming soon...  meantime seriously recommend checking these imaging Tools out

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Astronomy mage processing takes a whole new level - one of the most sought after tutorials, subject questions, howto's and guidance requests invariably have to do with the complexity around astro image noise reduction, sharpening and particularly photoshop masks.

The editing tools from Topaz go a very long way making these processes allowing you to concentrate more time on capturing deep sky, Milky Way Astronomy and associated Landscape images ~ confident you'll create top class images with a lot less hassle. 

Processing Astronomy data using Topaz Labs.

Processing Astronomy data the most complex and daunting thing focus around, and indeed to some extent form a holy grail, is to learn how to Mask, De-noise and Sharpen your images ~ Using Topaz Labs tools has made this part of the imaging workflow not just straight forward and less cluttered but so much more pleasurable achieving amazing measurable results even on the most complex data.

Click the image below to the Affilitate link and MAKE SURE you use the code TOPAZASTRO15 learn more about and purchase these amazing tools... 

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July 2020