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!!! Big performance increase due to optimizations in integration !!!
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MasterDark not being applied
Hi - apologies if I'm missing something obvious. I've been using APP for a couple of months now without issue, but suddenly, as of this morning, it appears to be not applying MasterDark, MasterFlat or MasterDarkFlat to my Lights. It appears to go through all of the steps of creating the masters from the individual dark, flat and dark flat files, but the resulting integrated image is very definitely without calibration frames applied. I've just done a simple test of stacking 40 lights captured last night with no calibration frames, then performed the same but with 25 darks loaded, and the resulting integration files are visually identical. Happy to provide screenshots, logs, files etc. if someone can help me please.
I think I've found the cause. The Dark files I were using were from my dark library and captured using different software (EKOS) to the Lights which I captured yesterday using NINA. Looking at the FITS meta data there is a mismatch between the Focal Length and Focal Ratio that I've entered for the set-up in EKOS vs that in NINA. I took another DARK with my new set-up, using NINA this time so the meta data tags all match, and this time the masterdark was applied correctly. Interestingly APP didn't flag up any kind of error that I could see with the mismatched files.
Hope this helps someone with the same set of circumstances!
Great you found that out already. That's indeed a good cause for issues, which is why we advice to always use 1 program to capture data with. Thanks for sharing!