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!
Pinwheel galaxy, LHaRGB
I've been struggle with the noisy dark background of galaxy images. Here is the result of 12 hours integration time LHaRGB image of the Pinwheel galaxy. My gears are QHY163m, Takahashi TSA120, AP Mach1, Optolong filters.
WOW that's a stunning pic! I have never ever before noticed that bar-like Ha structure in the core. Did I say WOW already? WOW!
I like both versions. Pity though that the Ha bar all but disappears in your newly processed version.