Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting


Open to Public

Type: Astrophotography Sig

Held on: Feb 11, 2020 (Tue) at 07:00 PM to Feb 11, 2020 (Tue) at 09:00 PM

Speaker: Adam Block

Location: Museum of Flight Red Barn Classroom

Event Coordinator: Matt Dahl

Topic: Special Techniques in PixInsight

Renowned astrophotographer Adam Block will be discussing how to use some lesser-known advanced techniques in PixInsight.  Come learn how to wield tools like MURE denoise, screen blending, and LocalFuzzyHistogramHyperbolization and use them to make your images better.

This group meets to discuss imaging and processing techniques. No experience or special equipment required!

Meets second Tuesday of the month in the Red Barn Classroom of the Museum of Flight.


Latitude 47.517993, Longitude -122.2963839

More Information

Adam developed the public observing programs at Kitt Peak National Observatory (1996-2005). Later he founded the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter (2007) at the University of Arizona, which uses 24-inch and 32-inch telescopes for public outreach. He currently continues to work in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Arizona.

Adam’s images are used as references by amateurs and professional researchers alike. The Space Telescope Science Institute, Chandra Observatory, Spitzer, and many observatories around the world have used his images for various purposes. The images have also appeared in Nature, Time, and National Geographic magazines, and other popular astronomy literature. Some of his work has permeated into worldwide popular culture, being featured as cover art for Dance/Electronica musical artist Paul van Dyk, and sold on high-quality silk scarves in Europe. He has discovered asteroids, a supernova, and a galactic star stream. In his off-time, Adam is a competitive Table Tennis player.

To follow Adam and see his images visit


posted over 1 year ago


This is just a friendly reminder that the Astrophotography Special Interest Group Meeting (astrophotography event) is scheduled for Feb 11, 2020, 07:00 PM. Please come out and join us! Renowned astrophotographer Adam Block will be discussing some advance PixInsight techniques, including MURE denoise, screen blending, and LocalFuzzyHistogramHyperbolization. Come learn how to take advantage of these awesome processes!