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Command line calibration for scripting?
The Voyager sequencing software allows very flexible scripting during an imaging session. It allows arbitrary scripting at almost any point in the imaging process. It would be pretty slick if Voyager could call APP after an image is taken and automatically calibrate it such that only calibrated images are saved.
Of course this would require taking flats at the beginning of an imaging session, but that doesn't seem unreasonable.
All APP would need is to be able to take in command line instructions like AstroPixelProcessor.exe -C -L "Light.fit" -D "MasterDark.fit" -F "MasterFlat.fit" -B "Bias.fit" -DF "DarkFlat.fit"
Or something similar.
I think having some form of terminal access would be interesting, not sure how Mabula sees that or how easy that would be to intergrate @mabula-admin ?
As you probably know, our company is now an official partner of iTelescope.net. As part of our cooperation, we are working towards the ability of APP to fully automatically calibrate and process up until integration of data captured by any capture software package.
Thus APP will capture the captured data and will start processing it. There really is no need for scripting here. That only complicates matters I think. It will be enough for you to load the proper calibration data into APP, then start imaging and let the capture software save the lights in a folder that APP would monitor.;-) This is the way we are planning this and the upside is that it will work with any capture package without the need for scripting. On the other hand, if we see clear reason for scripting for some reason, we will not hesitate to make that possible.
APP will even then create the integration for you once capture is completed. So APP in the future will do live stacking/integration of your data from calibration to integration... off course, we are not there yet, it will take time to get there.
Does this sound reasonable?
Main developer of Astro Pixel Processor and owner of Aries Productions
That would be an amazing solution... I LOVE IT. Thank you! I can't wait to give it a try.