Author Topic: Insert Fits header data in Annotation  (Read 473 times)

Offline mhebert

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Insert Fits header data in Annotation
« on: 2018 August 06 16:45:41 »
I often do animations of comets and asteroids. I regret a little that we can not attach to each image constituting the animation the time of the photo or any other data from the fits header.
We can only place a fixed title for all the images using the image container, annotation and process container.
If the annotation tool could accept to print some data of the header as a function for example, rather than static text, I could annotate each frame of the animation with its own shooting time. The final effect could be a rolling counter showing exact time of each frame.
« Last Edit: 2018 August 06 19:37:27 by mhebert »

Offline Andres.Pozo

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Re: Insert Fits header data in Annotation
« Reply #1 on: 2018 August 07 00:08:11 »
The script AnnotateImage can do what you want. The text layer allows to draw the value of any FITS keyword anywhere in the image.
https://pixinsight.com/forum/index.php?topic=3966.msg28257

The image must have an astrometric solution in order to use AnnotateImage. You can get it using ImageSolver.

Offline mhebert

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Re: Insert Fits header data in Annotation
« Reply #2 on: 2018 August 09 07:56:01 »
Ah, but where was I when this function was announced ??
Exactly what I'm looking for, as you say!
I've been using the AnnotateImage script for a long time and I've seen from time to time the word "user defined text" at the bottom layer, but I do not know what he could do. I thought it was strictly for something related to the identification of stars or other DSO's on our images, or some other data from personal star catalogs.
I just tested it and I note the most important: this script can run once in the container process and the container image, which is essential to name hundreds of images at a time.

A little annoying that the images must have astrometric solution, but it does the work anyway, congratulations Mr. Pozo!
When I think it's been years that I deprive myself of dating my animations .... tssk tssk...

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