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by ChrisLX200
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: decon progress slider
Replies: 1
Views: 1889

Re: decon progress slider

If you happen to be using Win7-64 like me, there is a handy gadget http://addgadgets.com/all_cpu_meter/ which monitors CPU usage. I use that to watch progress of decon - you can see each iteration as a spike in CPU utilisation when it slams the cores up to 100% :)

ChrisH
by ChrisLX200
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Narrowband processing and general questions
Replies: 6
Views: 4555

Re: Narrowband processing and general questions

You really need to normalise the background levels first, then you could stretch the signal if one channel is particularly weak. I'm feeling a bit thick here, but I keep reading this section and though I know what it means and what needs to be done, how/what do you use to do this bit of preprocessi...
by ChrisLX200
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Narrowband processing and general questions
Replies: 6
Views: 4555

Re: Narrowband processing and general questions

Chris, thank you so much for taking the time to give me such excellent information. I'm going to digest what you've written and have another play and see what I can achieve. To be fair I'm starting with pretty weak data anyway as I was only giving the new camera 1st light but I was blown away with ...
by ChrisLX200
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Narrowband processing and general questions
Replies: 6
Views: 4555

Re: Narrowband processing and general questions

Please feel free to merge this with the similar thread on the same subject, but as that one seems to have gone cold I thought I'd start afresh. Background is DSLR, 5y elapsed experience but limited hands on in that time. Previous Photoshop user. I've not moved to mono CMOS cooled cam w.filters and ...
by ChrisLX200
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Documentation of Processing Steps
Replies: 1
Views: 1708

Re: Documentation of Processing Steps

Look for a file called 'StarTools.log' in the /distro folder containing the StarTools program executable. It's a text file.

ChrisH
by ChrisLX200
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Newbie to LRGB and Hubble Pallette Photography
Replies: 12
Views: 8844

Re: Newbie to LRGB and Hubble Pallette Photography

Thanks for your reply. I apologise for not answering sooner. I am still working the bugs out of my setup. I finally got everything except auto focus set up, though I am still trying to learn all the ins and outs of SGP. That said, I finally acquired my data on NGC 1893. I have all the lights, darks...
by ChrisLX200
Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: M81/M82 Processing
Replies: 5
Views: 4056

Re: M81/M82 Processing

Try increasing the size of the Dark Anomaly Filter during Wipe to (say,) 5 pixels and see if that improves things. Wipe may be picking up on some black spots and will try to include them within the dynamic range (this causes a local brightness increase around the spot). What you need it to be doing ...
by ChrisLX200
Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Xmas Tree/Cone Neb/Fox Fur neb. HST
Replies: 0
Views: 1425

Xmas Tree/Cone Neb/Fox Fur neb. HST

Processing done in StarTools v1.4 with the exception of channel combination (which was carried out in PI). This is a wide-field image of the Xmas Tree Cluster and surrounding nebulae, and see if you can spot Hubble's Variable Nebula :) TV NP127is, Moravian G4-1600, Chroma 3nM filters, 10-Micron GM20...
by ChrisLX200
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M31
Replies: 14
Views: 8007

Re: M31

http://www.astrobin.com/272310/?nc=user three nights, 6+ hours of total integration time, hooray for M31!! For those who are Startools expert here, I'm asking a favour https://www.dropbox.com/s/d21v0oyngp4d1so/20161030_M31.fts?dl=0 could someone try to process the image with our beloved tool? I'd l...
by ChrisLX200
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M31
Replies: 14
Views: 8007

Re: M31

What I usually do here with LRGB-type images is use the star mask and process the colour of stars and and colour of other features separately. Load your saved star mask (you do save it, yes?) then go into the colour tool and click 'Sample'. Based on the assumption that the average star colour is whi...