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!
Reviewing Frames for removal from processing
I think I have heard that this is possibly coming, but for now, what is everyone using to review your images to weed out the bad ones. I know in PI they use a tool called blink. what is available so that we don't waste processing time on bad frames?
You get the quality score of each frame - sorted. Dump the poorer ones if you want. Also under Integration you can set the weight to quality which gives the least weight to the poorer quality images. Blink seems a backward step to whats already in APP.
I had been going through them after Analyse Stars, didn't even see the Quality dropdown in Integrate, which of the methods do you normally use?
If they are really bad I dump them after looking at the quality score. However, I often keep borderline ones because when you use the Quality Setting it weighs them on noise, star density, star size and star shape. So, they aren't treated equally when integrated. I stopped using blink when I got APP. I really don't know why it has been requested as I think the APP way is superior especially if you use both methods.
You can also do the star analysis done when registering and when you get the star quality results in the list below, you can right-click on that list and then scroll to the graph options. Here you can plot various parameters against each other. We want to make this graph itself interactive if possible, but that’s not in yet. You can use it to see if it helps you making better selections.
I will give it a look Vincent