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Astroart 8

Post by fabdev » 15 Sep 2021, 10:33

Hello, a new major version of Astroart was released today:
http://www.msb-astroart.com
These are the new features:

Image processing
New DDP, deconvolution, gradient removal with mask, multiscale denoise and low pass, processing history, improved scripts and macros.
Image analysis
Seven views (stars, histogram, statistics, history, zoom, 3d, header) with several new features.
Color processing
New LRGB, trichromy, demosaic, white balance, attenuate channel, saturation, align planes.
Preprocessing
Image preview, report with graphs, several normalization and rejection methods, faster sigma stacking.
Blink and animations
Full-screen blink and animations with live annotations.
Edit pixel
Clone tool, blink, origin of coordinates, improved undo and zoom.
Batch photometry
User defined reports and graphs.
Image browser
Optimized for astronomical images, with single and grid layout.
Instrumentation
ASCOM switches and weather stations, temperature ramps, multicore plate solve.
User interface
Navigator panel, customizable image border, four themes, new controls.
Other
Scale marker.
Orientation marker with custom color.
Find stars with configurable aperture.
Configurable fields for star list.
Roundness and inclination for stars.
Equalize visualization with preview.
Deblooming with preview.
Remove gradient with preview.
Remove gradient with automatic points.
Average and Merge with mask.
Create mask from stars.
Eyedropper tool for masks.
Formulas with RGB components.
More than 100 new script commands.
Normalization via Add, Multiply or Scale.
Automatic plate solve for camera images.
Automatic plate solve for sequences.
Software binning 3x3 for camera images.
Telescope centering clicking on the image.
Star atlas, CCD frame.
Star atlas, bookmarks.
Star atlas, mosaic planner.
Star atlas, UCAC 5 catalog.
Star atlas, faster calibration.
Icons for quick flip and rotate.
Shortcut for black window background.
Options for FITS RowOrder and Creator.
Improved Windows DPI scaling.
New tutorials and documentation.

I will post some screenshots in a few minutes,
Fabio.

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Re: Astroart 8

Post by fabdev » 15 Sep 2021, 10:37

Preprocessing with preview and new functions:

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Re: Astroart 8

Post by fabdev » 15 Sep 2021, 10:48

Image analysis

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Re: Astroart 8

Post by fabdev » 15 Sep 2021, 10:51

Image processing and instrumentation

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Re: Astroart 8

Post by Dunmunro » 15 Sep 2021, 23:47

Wow, thanks!

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Re: Astroart 8

Post by Rudi » 16 Sep 2021, 07:11

Yes - what a great update and a lot of very cool new features. I have been testing AA8 now for some weeks, and I know that Fabio has been working really hard on this update. Good job Fabio!!!!
/Rudi

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Re: Astroart 8

Post by Emilio » 16 Sep 2021, 16:41

I got AA8 update coming from AA7: a lot of new effective features. First impression is very promising and I will give a try to all the news.
Great job Fabio.
Emilio

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Re: Astroart 8

Post by Rudi » 16 Sep 2021, 17:33

And the stacking is extremely fast.
Here 79 images from a ASI1600MM, aligned, rotated, calibrated and Sigma+Sum stacked in ca 33 seconds !!!

https://youtu.be/yF4Ir6BlYso
/Rudi

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Re: Astroart 8

Post by WD5IKX » 16 Sep 2021, 22:24

Should I uninstall previous versions or will AA8 install over the AA7 files? I am trying to keep my computers from getting to cluttered.

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Re: Astroart 8

Post by WD5IKX » 16 Sep 2021, 22:53

Fabio answered my question.

Thanks Fabio for all your hard work making Astro Art such great software.

John
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Re: Astroart 8

Post by Dunmunro » 17 Sep 2021, 21:58

Rudi wrote:
16 Sep 2021, 17:33
And the stacking is extremely fast.
Here 79 images from a ASI1600MM, aligned, rotated, calibrated and Sigma+Sum stacked in ca 33 seconds !!!

https://youtu.be/yF4Ir6BlYso
That's really impressive!

Can you provide the processer, memory and hard drive stats for your computer?

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Re: Astroart 8

Post by Rudi » 18 Sep 2021, 04:34

It’s perhaps “cheating” ;-)

It’s a brand new Lenovo X1 laptop

Image
/Rudi

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