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by skygaze
Fri May 15, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: ST 1.6 Autodev ? boxes not popping up help
Replies: 6
Views: 2393

ST 1.6 Autodev ? boxes not popping up help

I've noticed that in autodev, when I click on Shadow linearity, no explanation dialog box pops up.
Else, I'm lovin' it!
Cheers,
Alister.
by skygaze
Thu May 14, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: Colour at the end of Wipe
Replies: 14
Views: 2691

Re: Colour at the end of Wipe

I too have learned to spend more time at the wipe/autodev/mask/re-wipe/re-autodev/remask/re-wipe stage and it does pay off. And like other points made above, I found better results by EXCLUDING flats, and letting ST take care of the vignetting. Living with repairing dust.... But that is not a good l...
by skygaze
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Change "User Notes" to "Detailed Usage Notes" ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1001

Change "User Notes" to "Detailed Usage Notes" ?

or "User/Usage Notes". I know this seems really picky/low priority/semi-pointless.... but it took me more than a week to find an answer to "how do I select all the galaxies [Markarian's Chain] at once?" It was right there in the User Notes for masking. There was no link/reference to this valued info...
by skygaze
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: High ISO noise stretched into mid-brightness
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

Re: High ISO noise stretched into mid-brightness

So I tried a set at ISO 800 on T2 PanSTARRS, not Y4. Needed Siril to find stars because DSS got zero (too small and faint I guess). I can't say the result is markedly better , but the conditions (moonlight!) and total exposure times were worse, so that implies the result is better. Due to inbound cl...
by skygaze
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DSS settings for 60Da use in StarTools - help please!
Replies: 7
Views: 2065

Re: DSS settings for 60Da use in StarTools - help please!

Good timing mentioning Siril.... my latest shots from Thursday night were done at ISO 800 as recommended, and DSS could not find any stars. Siril managed and built me something I could ingest into StarTools. Doubt the settings in Siril are as "pure" as preferred, but ya gotta walk before ya run. So ...
by skygaze
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DSS settings for 60Da use in StarTools - help please!
Replies: 7
Views: 2065

Re: DSS settings for 60Da use in StarTools - help please!

Thanks for the recommendation of SIril.
Clear skies!
by skygaze
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: High ISO noise stretched into mid-brightness
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

Re: High ISO noise stretched into mid-brightness

How about this?! Oodles better. Apart from using a very small RoI around the comet, I found the real key was to use gamma to push the low end darker. I think I used green cap a bit too much, because many of my stars have a small glacial lake blue core, and they somehow bloated a bit, but that's all ...
by skygaze
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Image Processing Troubleshooting
Topic: High ISO noise stretched into mid-brightness
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

Re: High ISO noise stretched into mid-brightness

I will try your suggestions on the ROI tomorrow (run out of personal discretionary time for today). Regarding using a lower ISO, I appear to be painted into a corner. At 6400, here is the histogram for 60s: Histogram_6400_60s.jpg My earlier teaching said to push the ISO to the spot required to pull ...
by skygaze
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DSS settings for 60Da use in StarTools - help please!
Replies: 7
Views: 2065

Re: DSS settings for 60Da use in StarTools - help please!

Thanks for having a look.
Here's a drive link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=17nKdp ... rcMrXwbK42
There are 5 lights, and the "predigested" dark,flat,bias. If you need a handful of the latter in Canon 60Da CR2 form, let me know and I will add them.
Much appreciated,
Alister.
by skygaze
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DSS settings for 60Da use in StarTools - help please!
Replies: 7
Views: 2065

Re: DSS settings for 60Da use in StarTools - help please!

Out of (stubborn) curiosity I went through permutations and combinations to return to something workable, I found the following: ONLY "the Set black point to 0" checked, while NEITHER boxes under white balance checked. AND in ST I load with the "Linear" option, NOT the "Linear, from OSC/DSLR..." but...