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StarTools 1.6 Final, 1.7 Alpha w/GPU acceleration

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#1 Ivo Jager

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 11:15 PM

Hi all,

 

1.6 is now the new stable version of StarTools. The list of innovations, new functionality, improvements, optimizations and enhancements is very, very long (see CHANGELOG file). 1.6 also includes improved, integrated documentation and support.

 

We're also very excited to announce and release the first 1.7 alpha, making StarTools the first fully GPU accelerated AP-specific post-processing application available. Watching a high-iteration Decon finish in almost real-time is something to behold. grin.gif

 

Lastly, we cannot thank enough our users, and the many generous alpha/beta testers, translators, dataset providers, and signal processing enthusiast who continue to actively contribute to StarTools development and innovation. bow.gif

 

Without you, StarTools, nearly 10 years in, would not be where it is now; at the cutting-edge of astronomical image signal processing and fidelity!

 

You can find the new versions in the download section on the website.

 

Clear skies and a heartfelt thank you to you all!

 

Ivo


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Posted 09 July 2020 - 11:19 PM

Will give it a try! Thanks for making an awesome piece of software.

 

Mike


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Posted 14 July 2020 - 01:20 AM

Thanks. Looking forward to the 1.7 release.

 

 -Kai (purchased users ;-))


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Posted 16 July 2020 - 12:55 PM

Hi!
StarTools is only for post processing ?

Not for alignment, stacking jobs ?



#5 Ivo Jager

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Posted 17 July 2020 - 02:40 AM

Hi!
StarTools is only for post processing ?

Not for alignment, stacking jobs ?

Correct - post processing only! Registration, alignment and stacking is a fairly straightforward process and hasn't seen any significant change for decades. As such, there are many free competent stacking solutions out there, all doing the same thing. Post processing is where you make your hard won signal really count; it's a fast moving field where most of the signal processing innovation happens.




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