2023-03-15: APP 2.0.0-beta14 has been released !
IMPROVED FRAME LIST, sorting on column header click and you can move the columns now which will be preserved between restarts.
We are very close now to releasing APP 2.0.0 stable with a complete printable manual...
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Stacking Comet ZTF
A video on YT mentions a way of stacking a comet with stars and getting no trailing from the comet or the stars? Is this possible without clicking on every image (on the nucleus)?
I am not sure to what video you refer to. Currently, APP does not yet provide a come stack withour sharp stars and a sharp comet out-of-the-box. We do have this on our ToDo list though.
If APP asks you to select the comet nucleus in each image, it means it is a very weak comet (or your exposure time is rather short). On brighter comets, APP will only ask you this in the 1st and last image.
Other reasons for APP to ask the comet nucleus in each image can be:
- The data for each sub is rather noisy
- Or the time intervals between exposures is a bit too long, normally the exposures are directly shot after each other, maybe you have delays between each exposure?
It could be that your data is simply close to the threshold for detection in the current comet detection algorithm. I will try to work in this in the coming days actually.
Now uploaded Mabula.
@mabula-admin is there a procedure I can reference for comet stacking? Not sure if there is a load parameter that is specific for comets or later in the processing chain. I don't see an option for clicking the comet's nucleus.