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How to Use Astro Pixel Processor: Create Master Calibration Frames [VIDEO]

Learn how to create master calibration frames in Astro Pixel Processor (APP) software.

This is the second in a series of videos on how to get the best out of the new APP software. You can download and try out Astro Pixel Processor from their website. See the first in the series for an introduction to Astro Pixel Processor, here!

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This second video looks at how to create master calibration frames in APP – bias, flats and darks – so that you can really get the best out of your data. Uncalibrated data will give you all sorts of extra issues to deal with such as hot pixels, electronic read noise and vignetting (dark corners and a light circular centre). So, learn to use calibration to make the most of your hard won-data to improve your astro images.

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Sara Wager

Sara Wager is a UK expat. She started imaging when she moved to Spain and it has now seemingly become a way of life! Initially enjoying general photography, she had an article published in a US photography magazine, but stuck firmly to astro imaging and its hardships in every sense.

She is an APOD recipient, winner of the International Astronomy Show 2015, and winner of Astrophotography Website of 2015 in Spain and Europe.

Sara has a home observatory in her garden and has had many published images, some competition wins and written articles for astronomy magazines. She is passionate about what she does as well as feeling a sense of responsibility for passing on help to others.

See more of Sara's work on her website.

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