Author Topic: Importance of the reference image in Image Integration...?  (Read 200 times)

Offline drmikevt

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Is it considered best practice to carefully set the  reference image before running image integration?  This is a topic that does not get discussed much. 

Is it the case that the median of the stacked image will depend on the reference image?  I would think that other parameters like FWHM and ECC are a little more absolute based on the data. 

If you do choose the reference image manually, what do you think makes the best reference?

Thanks for any guidance
Mike

Offline chris.bailey

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Re: Importance of the reference image in Image Integration...?
« Reply #1 on: 2019 February 14 14:47:41 »
I use Herberts most excellent SNRMax script to find the frame with the highest SNR and use that as the reference for Star Alignment and Image Integration

http://www.skypixels.at/pixinsight_scripts.html