30 July 2020 - APP 1.083-beta1 has been released introducing Comet processing! This 1st beta has comet registration. The stable release will also include special comet integration modes.
9 July 2020 - New and updated video tutorial using APP 1.081: Complete LRGB Tutorial of NGC292, The Small Magellanic Cloud by Christian Sasse (iTelescope.net) and Mabula Haverkamp
2019 September: Astro Pixel Processor and iTelescope.net celebrate a new Partnership!
[Sticky] Comet Registration in Astro Pixel Processor 1.083-beta1 - video tutorial
This tutorial demonstrates the new comet registration functionality introduced in Astro Pixel Processor 1.083-beta1.
The next beta/stable release will also include special comet integration modes and probably also a special startrail outlier rejection filter.
Hello, where can i download the beta version with comet application ?
See the right side of the forum, under “Downloads”.
My first attempt with the new comet routine in version 1.083 Beta.
I followed the tutorial and it worked exactly as presented. THANKS!!!!!
126 x 30 second images at 1600iso. Canon 60Da & Canon lens at 75mm focal length
Camera mounted on an iOptron IEQ30. Images captured using BACKYARD EOS.
Shot at Doughton Park Picnic area along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Laurel Springs, North Carolina. About 4,000 feet elevation
Video is good, but program not do it right... I tried on four of my comets, some went through well, others worse because of the fuzzy core of the comet, I had to confirm the comet’s position several times during registration.
However, I had the most problems with the comet, which I recorded with the tracking method on the comet itself. The program completely failed. I ask the author not to do registration only on a comet (no stars) or otherwise that it is possible to register only on one star-comet.
I can send you a 16 light+22 darks - recorded with the tracking method on the comet itself.... the star are not dots but small lines for testing.
That might mean your data has an issue as it seems to work on a lot of data now. Can you share a screenshot of 1 light frame?
You don't understand ... tracking a comet just creates that kind of image ! I stak in program ''Fitswork'' only on comet - one star.
APP does not work on such images... yet ?!
At the moment it needs to be able to register on stars yes, plus this is a beta version where we only need to know if comet stacking works on most data sets. Having star trails won't work (yet).