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
2019 September: Astro Pixel Processor and iTelescope.net celebrate a new Partnership!
What would you recommend to convert my Pentax .dng files for stacking?
Since right now .dng (this is a native format for Pentax) is not supported what would you recommend to convert my .dng files for use with APP? I normally stack in DSS, but when I have heavy star fields and use a short focal length scope like my Redcat or Sharpstar 150 f/2.8 I will have one side turn into a complete blur. My files are normal 14 bit raw files, but it seems that tif converters like to turn them into 8 bit, and that just wont do for me. Any advice?
Yes this is a limitation in APP at the moment, everything is on track to get DNG supported in 1.075 as far as I know which is really close to a release. In the mean time something like PixInsight would be able to convert it. But it's probably not ideal and if you don't have PI I'm not aware of another that is really good. This will be fixed very soon though.