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#201 KungFood

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Posted 20 May 2022 - 06:22 PM

Darkarchon, Do you have plans to use Starnet 2 version with the suite?

I was wondering this as well. Or is there a way to modify the script on the user end to use Starnet2? Specifically for use with the Ez star reduction.



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Posted 20 May 2022 - 11:30 PM

Just update this function below in EZ_Common.js file to return  Starnethere C:\Program Files\PixInsight\src\scripts 

function getStarNet() {
try {
  return new StarNet2;

I was wondering this as well. Or is there a way to modify the script on the user end to use Starnet2? Specifically for use with the Ez star reduction.


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#203 KungFood

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Posted 21 May 2022 - 02:31 AM

 

Just update this function below in EZ_Common.js file to return  Starnethere C:\Program Files\PixInsight\src\scripts 

function getStarNet() {
try {
  return new StarNet2;

Excellent! Thank you
 



#204 darkarchon

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Posted 21 May 2022 - 03:26 AM

Just replacing starnet1 with 2 will likely not result in proper automated results on the automated parts of the scripts that utilize starnet to create masks. But it might, i haven't tested it.

I don't have starnet 2 and I don't know the script parameters. Starnet1 is only implemented because it's shipped with PI. If PI ever will bother to ship 2 I will update accordingly.


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#205 KungFood

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Posted 21 May 2022 - 03:40 AM

I tested using Starnet2 with EZ Star Reduction, and it seems to work fine. It does deliver a cleaner result on large stars than using Starnet1. I have not yet tested any other EZ scripts.



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Posted 21 May 2022 - 03:48 AM

Well if it works, it works. All parameters and scripts are tuned to how starnet1 is producing its results. Any deviation from that might have undesired side effects. Good to hear that it apparently just works, but I'd probably have to do some tweaking and verifying still if I'd wanted to migrate scripts to it. And as is it's enough spaghetti just handling one starnet to start.



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Posted 21 May 2022 - 01:44 PM

Well if it works, it works. All parameters and scripts are tuned to how starnet1 is producing its results. Any deviation from that might have undesired side effects. Good to hear that it apparently just works, but I'd probably have to do some tweaking and verifying still if I'd wanted to migrate scripts to it. And as is it's enough spaghetti just handling one starnet to start.

Starnet2 can work on linear or non-linear images and there is a checkbox for that on the interface dialog. I don't know how to check myself but there is an opinion that if you just substitute function name in the script it would use a default mode or not...



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Posted 14 June 2022 - 01:29 AM

Link is dead,

 

I haven't been able to update EZ for two months now.  Anyone have a new link?

 

https://darkarchon.i...t-box.ch:8443/:

 

Network error: Could not resolve host: darkarchon.internet-box.ch

 

 



#209 Linwood

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Posted 14 June 2022 - 08:23 AM

Link is dead,

 

I haven't been able to update EZ for two months now.  Anyone have a new link?

 

https://darkarchon.i...t-box.ch:8443/:

 

Network error: Could not resolve host: darkarchon.internet-box.ch

Link is fine for me: https://darkarchon.i...et-box.ch:8443/

 

I haven't seen any changes in ages, which is not the same as broken. I know PI annoyed him with the new policies, and we may never see updates.  Which is a shame. 

 

Your link above has a trailing colon, but if you can't access it are you perhaps somewhere or have software that censors links, the URL resolves (at this moment from here) to 83.78.74.142.



#210 darkarchon

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Posted 14 June 2022 - 08:32 AM

Link works fine for me. There's nothing currently to update and I've been busy with other projects. I'm aware of the starnet2 demands but unless pi puts it in their main release that won't be happening.



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Posted 14 June 2022 - 08:47 AM

It worked for me this morning, however, I got an error saying that the signature was invalid for the file.



#212 darkarchon

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Posted 14 June 2022 - 08:48 AM

I've said it before but I'm not going to bother with signing my scripts. It's ridiculous.


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Posted 14 June 2022 - 10:14 AM

I agree it's ridiculous. In 1.8.9-1 you can enable unsigned scripts from general settings > security


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Posted 20 June 2022 - 10:21 PM

This is a great tool BTW. That said, I have a question: when we do the EZDenoise, there's a _ez_TGVSupport image that is stretched that is created with great contrast - I am trying to replicate that on an unstretched image. Can I do that? Maybe I should just run the EZ Denoise script on that image and then just take the support image and ignore the changes? 



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Posted 13 July 2022 - 06:32 AM

Was curious if this would work with starXterminator.. I know you can get starnet on a Mac m1, but I had too much trouble with it and I'm not a software engineer. I decided to go with starX which works great, as I already use noiseX. I'd love to add this suite but it's not going to be as functional it seems?

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Posted 12 August 2022 - 02:09 AM

Hi all

having read all your positive comments on the EZ script suite I downloaded/installed them and wanted to use them. Unfortunately I'm running into problems and can't figure out if I'm doing something wrong or if my installation is incorrect.

My installation:

PixInsight 1.8.9-1 on an Intel Mac (macOS 12.5)

EZ common runtime 2.7

Starnet2

 

- EZ Denoise v1.11HF1 on a unstretched image:

I cannot execute the script, all buttons except 'create masks only' are disabled

 

- EZ Decon v0.13HF6 on an unstreched image:

I successfully generate a PSF and select it but all buttons to execute 'Deconvolution' are disabled

 

Am I doing something fundamentally wrong?

Thomas



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Posted 12 August 2022 - 07:39 AM

Hi all

having read all your positive comments on the EZ script suite I downloaded/installed them and wanted to use them. Unfortunately I'm running into problems and can't figure out if I'm doing something wrong or if my installation is incorrect.

My installation:

PixInsight 1.8.9-1 on an Intel Mac (macOS 12.5)

EZ common runtime 2.7

Starnet2

 

- EZ Denoise v1.11HF1 on a unstretched image:

I cannot execute the script, all buttons except 'create masks only' are disabled

 

- EZ Decon v0.13HF6 on an unstreched image:

I successfully generate a PSF and select it but all buttons to execute 'Deconvolution' are disabled

 

Am I doing something fundamentally wrong?

Thomas

For denoise, at least,  have you selected the TGV and MMT options in the relevant tabs?



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Posted 12 August 2022 - 07:46 AM

 

- EZ Decon v0.13HF6 on an unstreched image:

I successfully generate a PSF and select it but all buttons to execute 'Deconvolution' are disabled

 

You have to do all the prerequisites including the first tab - star mask and background mask in particular - before you can run the trial or final deconv.  Review the star mask in particular once you run it, and if it misses or incompletely covers stars especially near nebulosity then draw black ellipses over them to cover (add ellipse, then one all added 'add all' and maybe a convolution to soften the edges) 



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Posted 12 August 2022 - 08:54 AM

Was curious if this would work with starXterminator.. I know you can get starnet on a Mac m1, but I had too much trouble with it and I'm not a software engineer. I decided to go with starX which works great, as I already use noiseX. I'd love to add this suite but it's not going to be as functional it seems?

you would have to modify the scripts to call SXT instead of StarNet and fiddle with how the script configures the module. the UI controls for mask creation - the name of the checkbox - differs between SXT and StarNet. i think there are a couple of places in the ez suite where you need to change this.

 

it does work - i tried it.

 

rob



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Posted 18 September 2022 - 06:02 PM

So I installed ez suite and tried to use EZ Decon... It keeps throwing an error after running 'StarNet++ on ex_lightness_temp'.  It says "Error: FIle I/O Error: Invalid or empty file name"... and then 'failed'.

 

So it seems like its stuck but everyone says it takes some time.  Any thoughts about what is going on?

 

***EDIT-- Nevermind, I didn't have weights setup on starnet to begin with... Another mistake down on a long journey!


Edited by cachance, 18 September 2022 - 06:09 PM.


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Posted 09 November 2022 - 12:18 PM

darkarchon, I've been using your EZ scripts really since I started using Pixinsight.   Well, since I got a handle on how to use PI.   Really great stuff... and that's an understatement!

 

Not like you haven't done enough, but might I be so bold as to ask for a way to load multiple images into the scripts?   

EZ Denoise is one I use on all my images, it would be nice to have it run on all my images... say maybe 3 or 4?   Right now, I run it, walk away... come back run it on the next image and so forth.



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Posted 09 November 2022 - 08:51 PM

I have had no luck getting the scripts to load even with the repository in my scripts list. I was working a while ago, but stopped when I had an upgrade to PI. I am currently using 1.8.8-12. I have check the web URL and it is correct. Any ideas? 



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Posted 16 November 2022 - 04:36 PM

Just upgraded the OS on my Macbook Pro M1 and Mac Mini M1 to OS Ventura. Now finding that EZ Soft Stretch fails with the error shown in the attached screenshot. Other scripts are fine.

I found if I don't open an image, the EZ SS dialog opens as normal but clearly <No View Available>.  

Has anyone else seen this or can suggest a way forward to a solution?

 

 

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Posted 23 November 2022 - 12:24 PM

Since the upgrade to Pixinsight, release 1.8.9-1, the EZ Processing suite has stopped running and returns a script error.  



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Posted 23 November 2022 - 12:56 PM

Since the upgrade to Pixinsight, release 1.8.9-1, the EZ Processing suite has stopped running and returns a script error.  

What breaks?   I just ran ezDenoise and that worked fine.  I think if you want Dark to help, you may need to provide some details, error message, or something more. 

 

I ran it on Windows 10 x 64 and the just updated 1.8.9-1 build 1556 with the latest SPCC update without any errors. 




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