Emil author of AutoStakkert! 2.1 (check out the beta versions!). Webcam Astrophotography - Deepsky, ISS, Sun, Moon & Planetary Images,
Equipment: SCT C14 - for sale * TSAPO65Q * ASI120MM * Atik 314L+ * and more
WWW: My Astro website
Imaging Editor, Sky & Telescope Magazine
Quote:>Any chance you will add other formats besides avi and ser to the software. I use bmp because it gives me so much more control over the raw images.I hate BMP files, but you should be able to drag and drop a directory containing them onto the main form of AS!2 (drag and drop also works for other SER/AVI files!)
Paul Maxson Celestron C14, Mewlon 250, Orion EON120, Flea3, ASI120MM. Those who say it can't be done need to stay out of the way of those doing it. http://www.sunspot51.com
Meade LX850 14" f/8 OTA AP1200 GTO-CP3
Televue Genesis sdf (f5.4)
Atlas EQ-G Equatorial Mount
WO Zenithstar 66
Mayflower 80mm f/15 refractor
A. Jaegers 6" f/5 RFT
A. Jaegers 6" f/10 refractor
Meade 8" f/10 LX200 SCT OTA
A 10 year old "Backyard Observatory"
Quote:Let me start by saying that a new update will be released that will be capable of batch processing 'surface' recordings.
The Hole in the Trees Skybox
CPC1100, SXVR-H694, ASI120MM
Imaging automation by Sequence Generator Pro and FireCapture
Quote:Well what can I say. I've been a loyal & devoted die-hard Registax fan for years but after trying this software, I am sold! Got a better stack the very first go than what I know I can squeeze out of Registax! Great stuff Emil!
"Normal" people worry me! - If you want to think "outside the square" you really need to get out of your box! A kleptomaniacal plethora of gear: Custom-cooled (my designs) C11&14, Orion Optics (UK) VX16 16" F4 newt waiting for obs, ED127 triplet, NEQ6Pro, HEQ5Pro, ancient AstroOptics EQ mount super-customised with microsteppers, goto etc, ASI120MM, ASI120MC, Flea3 (retired - accepting offers!) Toucam 840k, modded Canon 50d + F4L etc,etc & lots of other homebrew equipment.....
Quote:Quote:Well what can I say. I've been a loyal & devoted die-hard Registax fan for years but after trying this software, I am sold! Got a better stack the very first go than what I know I can squeeze out of Registax! Great stuff Emil! Ok - if you reckon it's worth trying John I'll give it a whirl.....obviously with Emil's comments about bmp's (and/or more importantly Paul's that it doesn't accept them) there's absolutely no need to bother about pre-processes like Vdub & ninox either - he'd most probably tell us to use Castrator anyway.....hmmm, maybe that's his game, monopolise nearly all processing and then start charging everyone once they're almost totally dependant upon it..! I like what I've read about edge detection etc, perhaps this might better handle the bizarre effects that a lot of the captures I collected recently of Mars exhibited, and which others in this neck of the woods have also noticed: this required some laborious rehashing in Registax to handle effectively...
Quote:I've always like the quality estimation in Ninox. In fact Anthony was one of the main drivers in getting better quality estimators into Registax. Autostakkert has always been good in quality estimation and now that Emil has added an edge estimator as well its hard not to keep Autostakkert at the ready.For reasons somewhat mysterious, sometimes one program will excel with a certain dataset whereas another one will the next day. Indeed some datasets will provide a better stack with single point alignment, just another mystery - but one can think of reasons that might be.Glenn