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by cytan299
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: StarTools 1.6 Final, 1.7 Alpha w/GPU acceleration
Replies: 23
Views: 20472

Re: StarTools 1.6 Final, 1.7 Alpha w/GPU acceleration

admin wrote:
cytan299 wrote: Here's more info from my MacBook Pro 16.
Many thanks! Very interesting. The crash does not seem GPU acceleration related at first glance. I may PM you about it a little later if that's OK.
Please PM me. Glad to help.

cytan
by cytan299
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: StarTools 1.6 Final, 1.7 Alpha w/GPU acceleration
Replies: 23
Views: 20472

Re: StarTools 1.6 Final, 1.7 Alpha w/GPU acceleration

Hi Ivo, Here's more info from my MacBook Pro 16. Here's the config from "About this Mac ...": about1.png Here's the info from StarTools about (it doesn't see the AMD): about.png Turning off/untick automatic graphics switching gives the same results. And no change to what Startools sees, i.e. it stil...
by cytan299
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: StarTools 1.6 Final, 1.7 Alpha w/GPU acceleration
Replies: 23
Views: 20472

Re: StarTools 1.6 Final, 1.7 Alpha w/GPU acceleration

Hi Ivo, I just tried the Mac version of Startools 1.7 alpha and unfortunately, it crashes immediately after I clicked on Autodev. Here's the part of the log file: ******************* ----------------------------------------------------------- StarTools 1.7.402alpha Sat Jul 11 15:40:19 2020 ---------...
by cytan299
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Software Troubleshooting
Topic: Random crashes (version 1.4.352)
Replies: 2
Views: 1839

Random crashes (version 1.4.352)

Hi guys, Is anyone else having random crashes in Startools (1.4.352 or earlier)? I am having random crashes that do not correlate with anything that I'm doing in ST. It happens at any time and it is really annoying! I don't think there is an easy way to recover my work besides reading the log file a...
by cytan299
Wed May 22, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Help: Can this noisy image be improved?
Replies: 14
Views: 4806

Re: Help: Can this noisy image be improved?

Hi Ivo Thanks for the explanations and links. It's most helpful. I agree that calibration should be done before stretching. And it is interesting that StarTools is able to do it in the end. However, I think colourization is an aesthetic and therefore subjective. I think you recognize that because yo...
by cytan299
Wed May 22, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Help: Can this noisy image be improved?
Replies: 14
Views: 4806

Re: Help: Can this noisy image be improved?

Hi Ivo, I forgot, I do have a Haida UV filter right at the front of the FSQ106 to protect the lens.I'd be really surprised if it introduces purple. However, I'll try without the filter when the sky clears (unfortunately, it's inclement weather here as far as the eye can see for the next 10 days). OT...
by cytan299
Wed May 22, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Help: Can this noisy image be improved?
Replies: 14
Views: 4806

Re: Help: Can this noisy image be improved?

Hi Ivo, Thanks a lot for looking at my data. It helped a lot! Another question that I have is when do I use manual Develop rather than AutoDevelop? I've always used AutoDevelop and like you saw, it didn't work very well. So, is it better to try Develop first before using AutoDevelop and just try bot...
by cytan299
Wed May 22, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Help: Can this noisy image be improved?
Replies: 14
Views: 4806

Re: Help: Can this noisy image be improved?

Used Ivo's bare settings, but doing all the enhancements in Startools: Contrast, HDR, Sharpen, Deconv, Life and then used eXcalibrator. Too fake?
excalibrate_M101_enhanced.jpg
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by cytan299
Wed May 22, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Help: Can this noisy image be improved?
Replies: 14
Views: 4806

Re: Help: Can this noisy image be improved?

The same image (Ivo's settings) but recalibrated with eXcalibrator. The stars are no longer purple:
excalibrate_M101_ivo.jpg
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by cytan299
Wed May 22, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Help: Can this noisy image be improved?
Replies: 14
Views: 4806

Re: Help: Can this noisy image be improved?

I followed what Ivo had done but did not crop the image. Here's the results with the purplish stars:
startools_M101_ivo.jpg
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