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!
M97 and M108 (Owl nebula and surfboard galaxy) processed in APP
Here is just under 2 hours integration (116 x 60s) on the owl and surfboard using a TS quad at 460 mm. APP again doing a wonderful job knocking away effects from three LED street lights pointing at an angle to the scope. After HSL tool, I did treat the background in PS afterwards, and reduced stars a little since my APO has oil filling between the objective doublet causing sever spikes on bright stars and has to be returned. I'll be curious to see how the star reduction works in APP when it comes, one less thing left to do in PS! These are 12 bit OSC data, no flats, no filters (aside form
UV/IR cut on the camera itself).
Well, that's a beauty, nice and clean. I hope the next release will arrive soon yes, the star reduction seems to work very nice.
Thanks Vincent, good to know the star reduction of nearly here.