I've just finished watching the 9-Part YouTube tutorial by Adam Block on how to use the new PixInsight WBPP
script. I was quite interested in this because I have been struggling for a few months now and have not been able to do an acceptable job of calibrating data taken with my new ASI1600MM Pro camera (CMOS
). I've been applying the same calibration approach I've always used for my DSLR
data, but, it just hasn't been producing good results.
A link to Adam's tutorials on WBPP is below.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... JGoJz7tlxF
In my opinion Adam is quite "wordy" and technical, but, he really knows what he is talking about. He tackles the problem a piece at a time to try to make it easier to absorb. Of particular interest to me is the fact that he not only addresses the calibration of CCD
data but also addresses the unique challenges of calibrating CMOS
data. Along the way he also includes one Part (Part 8) to help the user to "visualize" how the Bias, Flats, Darks and Lights are combined to produce the final calibrated data, and, how the CMOS
data and calibration differs from the traditional approach. Being very visual this was a big help for me.
The total tutorial time for all 9 Parts is 3 hours and 15 minutes. I watched the entire 9-Part series and am glad I did. Part-9 (the final part - about 15 min) specifically addresses the WBPP settings for CMOS
users which I am about to try. I feel much better now that I understand why "Flat Darks" are needed and why I won't be using Bias frames any more. It all makes logical sense now which always makes me feel better.
All 9 Parts are available free which is very generous of Adam to say the least.
Hope this is helpful for you.