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by sandconp
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Improving the colors in the Veil
Replies: 3
Views: 849

Improving the colors in the Veil

I was wondering how I could bring out more color in the Western Veil Image using Star Tools. I am pretty happy with my results but I would like to improve on the color of the wispy tail which is harder to see. When I try to lighten up the image that helps but then it brings out more stars which I do...
by sandconp
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: M42 Removing Amp Glow
Replies: 1
Views: 881

M42 Removing Amp Glow

I think my image is suffering from AMP Glow and I don't know how to fix it. When I took this image the moon was about 90% lit. Would somebody be able to take a crack at this? I know that there are artifacts but I just don't know how many. I am attaching the fits file. Please provide the steps you to...
by sandconp
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Veil Challenge (Lots of Noise)
Replies: 7
Views: 2392

Re: Veil Challenge (Lots of Noise)

Ivo, I realize that this is not the best image to use. I have since gotten much better and I now apply the darks during live stacking with Sharpcap Pro. Do you have some kind of documentation that would document the general work flow to process an image in Star Tools? I watched a very good video on...
by sandconp
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Veil Challenge (Lots of Noise)
Replies: 7
Views: 2392

Re: Veil Challenge (Lots of Noise)

Ivo, I realize that this is not the best image to use. I have since gotten much better and I now apply the darks during live stacking with Sharpcap Pro. Do you have some kind of documentation that would document the general work flow to process an image in Star Tools? I watched a very good video on ...
by sandconp
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Veil Challenge (Lots of Noise)
Replies: 7
Views: 2392

Re: Veil Challenge (Lots of Noise)

That certainly got rid of the noise. Can I ask you the steps you performed to fix this? I noticed that there are a lot less starts too.
by sandconp
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Veil Challenge (Lots of Noise)
Replies: 7
Views: 2392

Veil Challenge (Lots of Noise)

I am still learning Star Tools and I think I have a very good image to work on since there are lots of noise problems. I processed the image in PixInsight a few months ago and I did a pretty good job getting rid of the noise but could not bring out the colors as much as I would like. I spent a lot o...
by sandconp
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Type of Dataset Question using a OSC Camera
Replies: 3
Views: 1624

Re: Type of Dataset Question using a OSC Camera

The second option engages Compose mode (you will notice it is lit green). Compose mode makes StarTools process luminance and color separately, yet simultaneously. In this mode you mostly work on the luminance (which is, of course, mono) to bring out detail until you hit the Color module, which then ...
by sandconp
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Type of Dataset Question using a OSC Camera
Replies: 3
Views: 1624

Type of Dataset Question using a OSC Camera

When I open my fits file I get a message on what type of file I am loading. The choices are linear, Linear OSC and Non-linear sRGB source. Well that last choice is Non-Linear so I can rule that one out since I know it's a linear file. The camera I am used was a ZWO ASI 183MC One Shot Color. So I dec...
by sandconp
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PC Requirements for Star Tools
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

Re: PC Requirements for Star Tools

Thank you so much for the detail response. I have another computer an ASUS with 12GB of memory, Intel Core i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz 2.59 GHz but I don't have an SSD drive on this computer. I would think that this would be a big improvement over my i-5 with 8 GB of memory. So I am going to work on the ...
by sandconp
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PC Requirements for Star Tools
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

PC Requirements for Star Tools

I have been a PixInsight User for a couple of years and thought I would try Star Tools. So far as I am very impressed with the ease of the tool but I am concerned about speed. What type of PC requirements are recommended for this product? And I currently running a Laptop Intel Core I-5 4300UCPU @ 1....