APP apparently paus...
Clear all

31 July 2020 - Comet Registration video tutorial using APP 1.083-beta1 released.

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 ( and Mabula Haverkamp

2019 September: Astro Pixel Processor and celebrate a new Partnership!

APP apparently pauses when my screen goes to sleep.  


Hydrogen Atom Customer
Joined: 3 months ago
Posts: 2
August 10, 2020 23:34  

Running MACOS Catalina 10.15.6  I normally have my screen turn off after 5 min. While running an a full process in APP, it appears that when the screen shut off, APP paused. I came back to check after 3hrs. and APP was still on analyze stars, started up once the screen was back. The computer does not sleep automatically whe the display is off. Is this normal? Is it necessary to keep the screen on?  Currently running the demo of APP.


Quasar Admin
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 2385
August 13, 2020 10:02  

I did notice this in the past as well, not quite sure why and I think Mabula also hasn’t found out either. We are in the process of migrating to Java 11, so if this is an issue with Java itself it might be solved then (not sure though). When I had that issue I indeed didn’t let the computer go to screensave mode, I just turned off the monitor. 😉

White Dwarf Customer
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 22
August 19, 2020 19:39  

Yes, that's quite annoying.

The easiest fix is to install Caffeine and turn it on when you launch your integration