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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!

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Registration failures in new beta  

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(@scott44)
White Dwarf Customer
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 19
June 29, 2021 14:18  

Hi - just trying out the new beta mainly for the star reducer tool.  However I'm finding data is failing to reliably register when the same data did so fine under the 1.082 stable release.  Anyone else seeing issues with registration in the beta?


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(@karolbe)
Molecular Cloud Customer
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 5
June 29, 2021 15:23  

Hi,

I am getting a problem with star analysis in beta2. It worked fine in beta1. I sent a bug report today, hopefully it will be fixed in beta3.

APP beta2   fail

 


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(@scott44)
White Dwarf Customer
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June 29, 2021 15:38  

@karolbe thanks - for me the star analysis is succeeding but the registration of many light frames is failing.  Sounds like I need to raise a bug report also.


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(@vincent-mod)
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June 29, 2021 16:04  

We probably need some of that data to have a look as to why that happens. To my knowledge there weren't many changes that would result in less data to be registered.


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(@scott44)
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June 29, 2021 16:08  

@vincent-mod sure - let me know how I can provide.  I've run the same data after rolling back to 1.082 as a check and it throws no errors at registration.


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(@vincent-mod)
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June 29, 2021 16:31  

You can upload a small set of subs (including masters calibration frames) that show the failure to our server here;

Go to https://upload.astropixelprocessor.com and use upload1 as username and upload1 as password.

Create a directory named “scott44-registrationfailure” and upload in there. Thank you!

 


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(@scott44)
White Dwarf Customer
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 19
June 29, 2021 18:15  

@vincent-mod I'm uploading a handful of lights and some calibration masters.  I reinstalled the beta and this time I got a star analysis failure on one sub (0020 in the dataset).  So the behaviour is not consistent as this morning it passed Star Analysis on all subs but then failed registration on several.  Scractching my head to be honest.  1.082 does not throw any errors with this data which is shot through a Samyang 135mm lens.


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(@vincent-mod)
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June 29, 2021 18:43  

Thanks for uploading, we'll test it as well and maybe Mabula can see what is going on as well. Thanks!


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(@cwm2col)
Red Giant Customer
Joined: 9 months ago
Posts: 70
June 30, 2021 14:52  

I am also seeing a lot of registration errors in this beta, and need to either increase analyse star count or scale stop. Exposures captured in nautical darkness are worse affected, but I was ditching them anyway.

Happy to upload some subs for someone to check but maybe we are all integrating a few subs whe.mn the sky brightness is higher than usual?

I don't have the previous beta release to compare though. 


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(@vincent-mod)
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June 30, 2021 15:06  

Yep, @cwm2co1 Colm, you can upload to the above link as well, but instead use a directory named "cwm2co1-registrationfailure".

We'll look at all data to see what is happening and if this is beta related, will take more time then usual as I need to confirm this also with Mabula, stay tight.


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(@vincent-mod)
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July 5, 2021 16:46  

Ok, @scott44 , I'm indeed not able to even analyse the stars in the data you uploaded. Not even without calibration frames (in the event those have an issue). I'll pass this on to Mabula for sure.


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(@wheeljack)
White Dwarf Customer
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 16
August 9, 2021 03:36  

I've started seeing the same behavior as well.

A few days ago I stacked a session of 61 light frames successfully. Today, the many of the same files fails at registration when I decided to re-stack and reprocess (I accidentally deleted the previous stack). No data has been removed or added. It's the exact same files as I did the first time. I am running it again now, and if it fails again I'll also revert to the previous version as the above poster did.


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(@wheeljack)
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Posts: 16
August 9, 2021 15:50  

Weird. I uninstalled beta2 and reinstalled beta1. Stacked like a charm, no errors. I even tried a multiple session of the same target (2 sessions of lights/darks) and the results was just as awesome as I've known APP to produce.


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(@scott44)
White Dwarf Customer
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Posts: 19
August 9, 2021 22:30  

@wheeljack  I think the issue is specific to beta2.  Previous versions are fine.


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(@vincent-mod)
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Posts: 3694
August 10, 2021 12:26  

I'll ping Mabula again about this. Thanks.


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(@mabula-admin)
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August 20, 2021 16:09  

Hi all, @scott44, @karolbe, @vincent-mod, @cwm2col, @wheeljack,

All the issues are related to a change in the star analysis module in 1.083-beta2. I implemented the change because it was working on my test data and fixed a problem on other problematic data. As it is, it turns out it is not stable enough clearly for other datasets.

So I will roll-back the star analysis to the 1.083-beta1 version, or 1.082 and then will test all data that we now have to see if all is okay 😉

Thank you all for reporting this !

Mabula


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(@scott44)
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August 20, 2021 17:29  

@mabula-admin Thanks Mabula 🙂 


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