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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 (iTelescope.net) and Mabula Haverkamp
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Mosaic Integration problems
I've obtained fairly low HWFM scoring subs using SGP's Framing and Mosiac Wizard (20% overlap) and have run them through to integration. Following Mabula's instruction on parameters in his great Mosaic tutorial, I've tried to integrate the four integrated files, to no avail. I even tried to run the integration with higher tolerances and more iterations of LNC & MBB. How can I understand better what requirements are not being met either in my lights, or in my integration settings?
As I've carefully analyzed these four integrated panels, I've noticed that my 20% overlap is missing for two of the frames. I can't determine star matches between them. They're very close but not overlapping! Looks like APP tried to do the same thing but failed to see a match. Chalk this one up to operator error! Learning... Must have been when I threw out some frames that didn't meet my FWHM criteria and I had to retake some. Time to shoot more lights.
Ouch yeah, that's the tricky part of overlap! You can take a 5th panel in the center so that you make sure everything can reference to it (and you'll have a cleaner core of the galaxy as a bonus)
Great you found that, looks like a very nice mosaic in creation!