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Announcements / Re: PixInsight 1.8.8-3 Released
« on: 2020 January 01 03:03:38 »
The problem is probably related to the problem I had a few days ago when I moved my license from windows 7 to a new 16 core Windows 10 Pro.

I also copied the file PixInsight.ini to my new PC but it contains paths from my previous PC.
I had to press the reset button in a window forgot which one (some basic one maybe image integration) before it would work with the new path.
I didn't get the same error as yours but I saw the wrong path as error in the process console.

There are still a few non existing paths in my .ini file (like 'Global\FileDialogs\....'), how can I easily reset that without deleting my settings?

Also how should I copy the image solved data to another image, the copy script doesn't seem to work?

Announcements / Re: PixInsight 1.8.8 Released
« on: 2019 November 08 02:27:41 »
Nice to see improved multi core support, my next PC before the end of the year will be 16 core or higher. :) (of course it's Zen2)

edit:  this in mine top score in windows ????:
Linux version of dual boot system coming later. (because Windows is slower)

* A new tool (name still unknown) for astrometry based measurements, integrated with the core application.

Does this include measuring magnitude of variable stars?

General / Re: AAVSO template for variable star data
« on: 2019 October 27 06:01:37 »
I'm also interested in having the right output format to submit to AAVSO.
So we can just upload the text flle on their website. (that is free) (

Anyone working on this?

The format doesn't seem to be complicated, someone just has to do it.
file specifications:

Would be nice if it is an output choice in the Aperture Photometry script. (and not a separate script that imports the exported file again)

The script "C:\Program Files\PixInsight\src\scripts\AdP\AperturePhotometry.js"
of Andres del Pozo, Vicent Peris (OAUV) would need some new export function.
this.WriteTable = function (field, fieldName, snrField)

Does Pixinsght use AVX2?

Does it make a big speed difference?

New Scripts and Modules / Re: Debug Environment for Scripts?
« on: 2019 February 15 14:34:41 »
I just found the PJSR Object Explorer after I read you referring to it. :)
The existence of it should be made obvious in the script editor window and tab to auto complete?

Would be nice if extra info and example code was linked with the methods.
A bit like MS does on their website.

Region of interest doesn't work on all measurements, also very low resolution (3*3) does not work, it works on the other/older version.

Hence my previous question stands but can we choose to make the region of interest work on all stats?


Is it possible to define an area to be analyzed instead of the full frame?
If not it's maybe possible to misuse the weight formula to select an area?
On the other hand maybe not that hard to edit the script to crop the frames before 'Measure'.

I would like to have some of these nice statistics for a certain area in the image.

edit: nevermind, I found the 'Region of interest' in the version from the process menu.
edit2: see below

New Scripts and Modules / Re: Debug Environment for Scripts?
« on: 2019 February 02 03:50:35 »
Sure it's easy when you know the libraries very well.
It's not always your own script you try to understand, many times you are just going to edit an existing one instead of starting from scratch.

Would it be possible to add IntelliSense in the PI Editor?
This would help a lot in knowing what is possible/correct and what not.

Maybe you can make some plug-in for Eclipse when you think about adding debugging features.

New Scripts and Modules / Debug Environment for Scripts?
« on: 2019 January 28 10:50:34 »
How do you debug your script, just full run and then hope the error will guide you???

For small script try and error is ok but for large scripts I need to be able to set a breakpoint or something to see what is going on.

General / PI Marketing material? 30min. presentation in club
« on: 2019 January 06 02:57:04 »

In our astronomy club there are not many users of PI and I was asked to give a more or less sales presentation of PI "Try to convince us to buy PI"
Unfortunately I don't have any experience with alternatives, since I did choose to start with PI.

Does there exist some PowerPoint or other document I can use?
Instead of having to make it all myself. (The FAQ is a bit helpful)
I don't have that much experience in PI and I would probably miss some important points.

So I'm looking for a collection of 'all' reasons compared to alternatives, not just a few examples.


Off-topic / Many Threads Windows bug?....
« on: 2019 January 03 13:46:42 »
Someone with a threadripper or epyc PC running Windows may want to read this:

Would be interesting to know if this also have an influence on PI CPU performance.

Announcements / Re: PixInsight 1.8.6 Ripley Released
« on: 2018 December 17 11:32:05 »

I was starting to think that development for pixinsight faded away, good to see that it is still being kept up to date. :)

Uninstalled and installed the new version on win7 64bit (I got the activation codes immediately)

That works Thanks!

I see the mistakes, since I had trouble seeing which one was related to the other one.
and then it started to add points with dy > -1000 which probably introduced more error since I then reduced the dy manually to see the marker since it wasn't on the screen.
The color difference wasn't really obvious for me.

I tried to fix my own icon also instead of just using yours, and that helped me to learn to setup the tool and views to easier find wrong matches. :)

General / Making a distortion model for 18mm DSRL lens, Error?
« on: 2018 August 01 05:06:01 »

I'm trying to make a distortion model for my DSRL camera lens since the imagesolver never can't figure out the stars no matter how I try to point it in the right direction.
So I assume with a distortion model generated by the manual image solver it would work much better.

But generating the model always gives me an singular matrix error, see picture.
"Error: SurfaceSplineGenerateD(): Low-level API function error (0x0049): Singular matrix"
Am I doing something wrong or does the program not work right?

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