Asterism - Image preProcessing and Conversion for Linux

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Re: Asterism - Image preProcessing and Conversion for Linux

Postby Rowland » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:57 am

Update: I've added a polynomial stacking routine. Essentially a noise rejection filter. Removes satellite trails and hot pixels. Before and after shots. These are low resolution jpg normalized gamma 2.2 to illustrate the effect. These are linear images - no post processing has been performed.
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Re: Asterism - Image preProcessing and Conversion for Linux

Postby Rowland » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:14 am

A new version. No major changes. Largely bug fixes, code tidy up and provision for setting ImageMagick in-built resources - threads and memory - on a per-session basis. Removed unnecessary parallel processing routines, letting ImageMagick handle the resources.
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Re: Asterism - Image preProcessing and Conversion for Linux

Postby Rowland » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:03 pm

New version and manual - minor bug fix. LLRGB has been remodelled and Bayer non-raw images can be processed. Asterism manual refers.
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Re: Asterism - Image preProcessing and Conversion for Linux

Postby Rowland » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:54 am

Proposed addition of superbias capability. Elimination of random noise.
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For completion a median flat calibrated with the superbias
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superdark is hit and miss - median combine is appropriate for darks at most.
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Re: Asterism - Image preProcessing and Conversion for Linux

Postby Rowland » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:05 am

Added a standalone alignment and stacking utility. User manual refers.

EDIT: Documentation update
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Re: Asterism - Image preProcessing and Conversion for Linux

Postby Rowland » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:54 am

Tweaks and bug fix. Super-bias process modified.

EDIT: this process is essentially a large kernel median filter. The larger the kernel the longer the process. Comparing histograms of various kernel sizes, the latest iteration should be a good compromise between noise reduction in the bias and processing time
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Re: Asterism - Image preProcessing and Conversion for Linux

Postby Rowland » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:44 am

Added channel (matrix) sRGB multiplier capability... user manual refers.

Obtain channel matrix values here, for example
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Re: Asterism - Image preProcessing and Conversion for Linux

Postby Rowland » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:12 am

This latest version includes hot pixel map correction. Certainly removes hot pixels. Flat illumination correction method reviewed and simplified, hopefully. Not to mention a significant manual rewrite.

The interface has seen change as well as the inclusion of links to documentation and other resources from the Documentation tab.

EDIT: uploaded a revision - same link.
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Re: Asterism - Image preProcessing and Conversion for Linux

Postby Rowland » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:49 pm

Changes to user manual description for use of flat illumination correction.
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