Naming convention for files created by APP  

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(@wvreeven)
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January 2, 2019 17:32  

Hi all,

Happy new year!

I started using APP a few months ago and am very happy with it! I still have a LOT to learn in using it but basic stacking now works very well for me. Thanks for this great piece of software!!!

However, I have a request. I recently purchased an ASI1600MM-C Pro camera and filter wheel and I am doing LRGB imaging with it. In order to create a colour image, I do separate integrations of L, R, G and B and then combine them (using PixInsight but that's another topic). The stacks created by APP are all called something like

St-avg-480.0s-LNMWC_1_3.0_none-x_1.0_LZ3-NS-full-eq-add-sc_BWMV_nor-AAD-RL-noMBB_1stLNC_it1.fits

which gives a lot of info about the input data and the configuration options used to create the stack. But when I use the same config for another filter, the file name that gets created is exactly the same and APP prompts to ask if I want to overwrite the file, which obviously I don't want to. So the new file is called

St-avg-480.0s-LNMWC_1_3.0_none-x_1.0_LZ3-NS-full-eq-add-sc_BWMV_nor-AAD-RL-noMBB_1stLNC_it1-1.fits

This is a bit confusing and would like to request if it would be possible to include the filter name in the file name. The filter name is present as a key word in the FITS header of the input files so that info is available. The files name then could become something like

St-avg-480.0s-Luminance-LNMWC_1_3.0_none-x_1.0_LZ3-NS-full-eq-add-sc_BWMV_nor-AAD-RL-noMBB_1stLNC_it1.fits
St-avg-480.0s-Red-LNMWC_1_3.0_none-x_1.0_LZ3-NS-full-eq-add-sc_BWMV_nor-AAD-RL-noMBB_1stLNC_it1.fits
etc

Many thanks in advance for taking this under consideration and sorry if this has been requested before!

Clear skies, Wouter


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(@wvreeven)
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January 2, 2019 17:34  

Ah, sorry, I forgot to add one thing. Apparently APP expects DSLR files as input since the output files contain the ISO value of the inputs in their names. However, in case of a non-DSLR camera there is no ISO value but only a Gain value. Could this be detected as well and the file name adjusted to that? Many thanks once more!

Clear skies, Wouter


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(@vincent-mod)
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January 2, 2019 22:08  

Happy newyear to you too!

I think you forgot to select to process the data with multiple filters (tab 1 Load, multi-channel/filter processing). Is that the case? If you select that, APP will ask you to assign loaded frames to a certain filter and after that it should have different names for all of them. My wild guess is that this is also the reason why you have trouble going further to combine all these...


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(@wvreeven)
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January 2, 2019 22:58  

Thanks, Vincent. That's it indeed!

And writing that I "have trouble going further to combine all these" may be a bit too strong. I just haven gotten around to trying to find out how to do this in APP yet. I am not a person that likes video tutorials (I prefer text with images) so I haven't had the patience yet to sit through them 😀


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(@vincent-mod)
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January 2, 2019 23:17  

Didn't mean that to be a strong statement, sorry about that, I meant it could be related, but it was a guess. 🙂 Happy to help you out with whatever you come across ofcourse.


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(@wvreeven)
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January 3, 2019 00:07  

No worries, I am happy to explain myself better. Thanks for all the help so far 🙂


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