19 June 2021: Our upload server https://upload.astropixelprocessor.com/ has been migrated successfully to our new office with higher upload and download speeds (nearly 10MByte/sec up/down ) ! We now have 1 general upload user called: upload with password: upload. The users upload1 - upload5 have been disabled.
31 May 2021: APP 1.083-beta2 has been released ! APP 1.083 stable will follow soon afterwards. It includes a completely new Star Reducer Tool, New File Saver Module, Improved Comet registration and much more, check the release notes here!
Fireworks galaxy and the Ghost Bush cluster
Here is a 10h integration (at f/6) of NGC 6946 and NGC 6939 together, using Intes MN56 Maksutov-Newtonian (127/762) on a GEM45G with the ASI2600MCPro.
Processed of course in APP with light pollution correction doing its job most effectively for my garden that has 3 LED light shining directly down into it.
Wonderful image! I like the colors a lot, which I can imagine is hard to get with lights shining in the garden. 🙂
Its always a challenge and the position of the LED shine changes around the subs over the session. Here's what I get after stacking even after flats are calibrated...
Other programs that use background extraction cannot deal with it effectively for some reason, even when modelled for each sub before stacking or using more complex geometry for sample positions, but APP fixes it for any image every time.
Glad to hear Mabula's algorithms are still working so well. 🙂
Amazing to see the difference it makes. The colors and brilliance create a depth; just beautiful.