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Re: Script to align, integrate and calibrate
« Reply #15 on: 2010 May 21 21:44:16 »
LB isn't the only option out there. If they don't fix their problems, take your money somewhere else :)
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Re: Script to align, integrate and calibrate
« Reply #16 on: 2010 May 21 21:57:37 »
I have to agree with Sander - and I am totally un-biased here as I have never used any remote telescope service.

However, you have to keep in mind that those who provide such a (commercial) service are 'vendors', and if you are not getting what you are paying for, stop paying :moneyinmouth:

That said, perhaps they (i.e. the 'astute' vendors) will realise that many users will want to purchase JUST the raw data, not the data as massaged by some process over which they have no control.

Certainly, given the cruddy weather we seem to be having here all the time nowadays, I might yet have to resort to purchasing 'remote photons' - either that, or I am moving down to Juan's country cottage, or over to Carlos' remote mountain hideaway ::)

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Re: Script to align, integrate and calibrate
« Reply #17 on: 2010 May 21 21:59:31 »
A few years ago I attended a talk at NEAIC presented by a technical director of one of the scope services out there. I mouth fell open when he said that all you get is a jpg, raw FITS data was planned for later. I think their goal was to attract highschool science classes but still.
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Re: Script to align, integrate and calibrate
« Reply #18 on: 2010 May 21 22:02:59 »
If only I had a car and money... I would be picking chicks somewhere ;) :D :D

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Re: Script to align, integrate and calibrate
« Reply #19 on: 2010 June 11 21:36:15 »
As far as I know you can't download individual calibration files from LB. As you can't have access to the individual bias, dark and flat frames, you can't generate your master calibration frames. In this way you lose control over an extremely important part of the whole process —with high probability the master calibration frames are wrong, IMHO (see Vicent's tutorial). Besides incompatibility problems caused by the use of floating point FITS files, it is too bad that you can't generate your masters with PixInsight's calibration tools.


It would be nice to continue working on a script thank automates this work flow. I still use MaxIM DL since it is easier than going through all the steps manually.
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Re: Script to align, integrate and calibrate
« Reply #20 on: 2010 June 12 02:46:16 »
Hi Max

If we keep winging , someone will listen  >:D

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Re: Script to align, integrate and calibrate
« Reply #21 on: 2010 June 12 08:54:16 »
It would be nice to continue working on a script thank automates this work flow. I still use MaxIM DL since it is easier than going through all the steps manually.
Max

And to Harry as well,
This is one of the scripts I was thinking of giving a go, though I don't really know exactly what I'm in for yet, it seems that someone will likely beat me to it... ;D

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Re: Script to align, integrate and calibrate
« Reply #22 on: 2010 June 12 09:38:57 »
H Jim

You write and I wll supply the beer :D

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Re: Script to align, integrate and calibrate
« Reply #23 on: 2010 June 23 14:22:56 »
I'm attempting to draw the conversation from the 1.6.1 release on this subject back to a thread that is on-topic.


Nikolay

I am up for the monster and can do draught beer if its required  ;D
Regards harry

I started drafting a text file of the "process" so I could get my hands around what might be needed in a script when I realized this could really be a "monster"...and now my confidence is rattled.

I think I'm going to create a block-diagram to streamline what I was thinking.  It seems like it's roughly in alignment with comments from the other thread, but I have to admit this looks a bit daunting to get started on.  I was planning on mainly calling functions from the other already existing scripts/processes (wanting to keep them separate so they could be updated without impact to the "easy button" script).

Getting time is going to be my challenge (family vacation's starting this week, and it sounds like NKV may already be on it?).  I'd use this as a learning exercise anyway...

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Re: Script to align, integrate and calibrate
« Reply #24 on: 2010 June 24 02:47:57 »
One thing that's very nice in Maxim is the way it remembers where all your calibration masters are, unless you decide to override.  Likewise does a great job of recognising all the filters, producing individual masters should you want to save them. 

I guess the reality is that it is likely to be a monster to cater for all the different ways people like to work - bit like Nikolay's comment about not being so sure why we want to "build DSS inside PI".....
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Re: Script to align, integrate and calibrate
« Reply #25 on: 2010 June 24 03:41:43 »
Just note: PixInside on 99% ready to align, integrate and calibrate via one click. ;)
to get 100% we need push Juan to add options "save to file" in ImageIntegration module.

Also if we not like to use ProcessContainer and want to write own dialog, we must ask Juan to add possibility open external module like subprocess dialog.

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Re: Script to align, integrate and calibrate
« Reply #26 on: 2010 August 09 06:46:38 »
Is anyone working on this?
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Re: Script to align, integrate and calibrate
« Reply #27 on: 2010 August 09 09:40:23 »
Hi


As said , a small amount of work from Mr Juan and this would be sorted ,  So how about it master  ;D

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Re: Script to align, integrate and calibrate
« Reply #28 on: 2010 August 09 14:08:06 »
I wish I knew JScript.

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Re: Script to align, integrate and calibrate
« Reply #29 on: 2010 August 09 15:08:50 »
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I wish I knew JScript

Hi Max,

I said that as well - about a year ago. Then I realised that I 'did' know JScript - because it is - more or less - 'English'

OK, so I had to learn a whole load of fancy steps, and Juan (and others) were willing to help there. But, by looking through other people's efforts (thanks to the fact that we ARE so willing to 'share' our code) I was able to put together my first PJSR script quite quickly.

And I tried to make sure that it was as well commented as I could make it - so that 'I' would be able to understand it the next time I had to work on it, or any other PJSR script. I am sure that, given a 'requirement' and a little bit of knowledge and skill, you too would probably be able to create 'something' in PJSR - helped (as usual) by the excellent folks here on the Forum.

Go on - give it a go. You know you want to ::)

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