2023-03-15: APP 2.0.0-beta14 has been released !
IMPROVED FRAME LIST, sorting on column header click and you can move the columns now which will be preserved between restarts.
We are very close now to releasing APP 2.0.0 stable with a complete printable manual...
Astro Pixel Processor Windows 64-bit
Astro Pixel Processor macOS Intel 64-bit
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Astro Pixel Processor Linux DEB 64-bit
Astro Pixel Processor Linux RPM 64-bit
M31 Andromeda Galaxy Closeup
A closeup shot to our celestial neighbor galaxy, Andromeda (M31)
2.5 Million L/Y away, it is truly a work of wonders.
ZWO ASI2600MC Pro / GSO RC6 (TS x0.67 CCD47)
ASIAIR Pro / iOptron GEM45
ZWO OAG / ASI290MM
APP (Stack) / PI (Process) / PS (Export)
40 lights, -5C, Gain 0, 300 sec.
20 darks, 30 bias, 10 flat, 20 dark-flat
Shot in Bortle 3 location, Har Ha'Negev, Israel
@gideon96 Very nice! Do you plan to make a 3x3 mosaic to capture the entire galaxy?
That was exactly my plan 😀
But the RC is not yet balanced (collimation in field) for this kind if project/mosaic I think, and also, it was a windy night as hell, the wind only stopped at around midnight, hence the short amount of time.
The original plan was 9 panes, around 40mins each, just for test phase, perhaps, camp for 2 nights instead of only one to gather enough data in gain 0...
Also, would like to add Ha sometime...
The (Jewish) holiday season is starting now, so maybe will catch another trip down south while the Moon is still young...
All the best!
I'm on a reprocess streak, due to weather, Moon, RC collimation issues and the fact I had all my project files gone sometime ago...
What did you change? Seems like the stars have better colors..
Masked stretch for the L/RGB, and better color balance before that.
The initial stack remained the same.