by Aries Productions – latest release APP 1.061 ! ( Very big update )
With unique features…
Astro Pixel Processor has several features which are unique and innovative for Deep Sky astrophotography:
advanced image registration using true optical distortion correction
the ability to create huge mosaics automatically by solving the registration problem of all mosaic panels as one complete problem
advanced image normalisation using only the data areas that exactly overlap between the reference frame and the frame that needs to be normalised.
a new innovative technique called Local Normalization Correction or LNC. This will greatly improve data normalization in the complete stack before actual data integration.
Multi-Band Blending will remove stack artefacts in regular stacks or seams in a mosaic integration.
a special and unique demosaic algorithm called: Adaptive Airy Disc that will reduce green/magenta cast in your RGB data, will improve sharpness and will make your stars rounder when compared to the well-known AHD and VNG algorithms.
demosaic algorithms for direct processing of monochrome narrow-band data (H-alpha, SII, OIII,…) acquired with One Shot Color (color CCD/CMOS, DSLR) camera’s.
chromatic aberration correction as part of RGB data calibration using a special registration model that will correct all forms of chromatic aberration to a very high degree.
a tool to correct vignetting in your lights/stacks using Kang-Weiss models with or without a geometric factor. The geometric factor is needed for optics consisting of several optical elements.