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by admin
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:42 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M8 Lagoon under a waxing Moon
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: M8 Lagoon under a waxing Moon

Excellent as always. You certainly do a very good M8 and M20 Martin!

M8 is a great subject for the HDR module, particularly the revamped module in 1.8. Worth a try to see if it's to taste?
by admin
Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Download older version due to App crashes
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Download older version due to App crashes

Hi,

Did the response to your last post help at all?

In order to help you, the information requested in that thread will be rather important...

Thank you,
by admin
Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:36 am
Forum: Software Troubleshooting
Topic: Version Update
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: Version Update

grndvl1 wrote: Mon Jun 20, 2022 2:49 am I went to 1.8 but it crashes on trimming the file size.
Hi,

Are you saying it crashes in the Bin module?
Is this on the GPU or non-GPU version?

Thank you,
by admin
Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crashes when using GPU version
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Re: Crashes when using GPU version

grndvl1 wrote: Mon Jun 20, 2022 2:47 am Yep crashes for me when I try and clip the image. Older win10 computer for me but still apps should not crash.
Hi,

How does the crash manifest itself?
What sort of GPU solution are you using?
Are the solutions/considerations in this thread of any help?

Thank you,
by admin
Fri Jun 17, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with starless image
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Help with starless image

Hi Rowland, Great to see you back on the scene, and I hope you're well! For the removal of stars for aesthetic reasons, you may have more success with the AltStars preset in the Auto Mask generator (only available with Tracking on however!). This new feature (new in version 8) uses a star detection ...
by admin
Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Tutorials & Guides
Topic: Converting Ha Mono to ‘RGB’
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Converting Ha Mono to ‘RGB’

Ivo Thanks so much for taking the time to draft both of your posts. Of course StarTools can do Solar! Why did I ever doubt it..?! I was actually watching your ‘live’ demo on the Astro Imaging Channel last night: any plans to do something similar for v1.8? I can’t explain how helpful that video (and...
by admin
Wed Jun 08, 2022 4:22 am
Forum: Tutorials & Guides
Topic: Converting Ha Mono to ‘RGB’
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Converting Ha Mono to ‘RGB’

As an aside, in my DSO images I am struggling to bring out the ‘typical’ red hue associated with star forming regions in galactic spiral arms. Would your suggestion work here, ie use the Compose module to ‘add’ a dedicated red channel and combine it? For this you'd use the NBAccent module (assuming...
by admin
Wed Jun 08, 2022 4:19 am
Forum: Tutorials & Guides
Topic: Converting Ha Mono to ‘RGB’
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Converting Ha Mono to ‘RGB’

Hi Matt, There is a false color palette, specifically for solar imaging. You can access it in the Color module via the Matrix parameter (choose "False Color: Solar"). It should yield a yellow starting point, but you can use the bias sliders to change the hue (e.g. reducing the green bias slider will...
by admin
Sat Jun 04, 2022 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Choice between two PC's to use with Star Tools
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: Choice between two PC's to use with Star Tools

Hi DaRiv,

The desktop would be the better choice here. It's CPU is marginally faster, and in particular, the GPU is superior.

Hope this helps!
by admin
Thu May 26, 2022 4:15 am
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: M51 processing questions
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: M51 processing questions

Thanks Dietmar. I'm specifically wondering how to get rid of that haze surrounding the adjoining galaxy. Anyone else have any ideas? I have seen a lot of other pictures of M51, and a lot of them have this haze, so it must be a common occurrence. I'm just wondering how I can eliminate that in proces...