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Offline tkhan

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star alignment PCL error with saving file
« on: 2012 January 15 19:05:56 »
I am getting the following error with the latest version of PI in performing image registration (StarAlignment) This is true for both the Windows and Mac versions...with the Mac version I was able to do a small number. Under windows, I have Run as Administrator checked, so it does not appear to be a related to permission policies of windows.

Any Help is Appreciated, Thanks,

Tim

*** PCL Exception: PCL FITS Format Support: Unable to create FITS file:
C:/Users/Taimur Khan/Desktop/test/m 42-S001-R001-C002-HydrogenAlpha (3)-CAL_r.fit

Here is the full log.....

Initializing PixInsight...

JavaScript runtime initialized.

Installing 39 module(s):
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/Annotation-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/AssistedColorCalibration-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/BackgroundModelization-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/BMP-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/CloneStamp-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/ColorCalibration-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/ColorManagement-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/ColorSpaces-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/Compatibility-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/Convolution-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/Debayer-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/Deconvolution-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/DSLR_RAW-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/FITS-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/Fourier-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/Geometry-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/Global-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/GradientDomain-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/GREYCstoration-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/Image-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/ImageCalibration-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/ImageIntegration-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/ImageRegistration-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/IntensityTransformations-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/JPEG-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/JPEG2000-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/LocalHistogramEqualization-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/MaskGeneration-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/Morphology-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/MultiscaleProcessing-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/NoiseGeneration-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/NoiseReduction-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/NoOperation-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/Obsolete-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/PixelMath-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/RestorationFilters-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/Sandbox-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/StarGenerator-pxm.dll
C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/TIFF-pxm.dll
* Scripting resources updated.
39 of 39 module(s) installed.

Processing script file: C:/Program Files/PixInsight/bin/startup.scp

PixInsight Core 01.07.04.0759 Starbuck (x86_64)
Copyright (C) 2003-2011 Pleiades Astrophoto
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Welcome to PixInsight. Started 2012-Jan-16 02:48:30 J2455942.61702 UTC

* Parallel processing enabled: Using 8 logical processors.
* Thread CPU affinity control enabled.
* PSM AutoSave enabled. Auto-save period: 30 seconds.

StarAlignment: Global context
Loading reference image:
C:/Users/Taimur Khan/Desktop/M42 12-2011/Halpha/m 42-S001-R001-C008-HydrogenAlpha (3)-CAL.fit
Reading FITS: 32-bit floating point, 1 channel(s), 4096x4096 pixels: 100%
Rescaling sample values to [0.00000000e+000,1.00000000e+000]: 100%
Structure map: 100%
Detecting stars: 100%
1676 stars found.

Registering target image 1 of 7
Loading target file:
C:/Users/Taimur Khan/Desktop/M42 12-2011/Halpha/m 42-S001-R001-C002-HydrogenAlpha (3)-CAL.fit
Reading FITS: 32-bit floating point, 1 channel(s), 4096x4096 pixels: 100%
Rescaling sample values to [0.00000000e+000,1.00000000e+000]: 100%
Structure map: 100%
Detecting stars: 100%
1718 stars found.
Matching stars ...
1530 putative star pair matches.
Performing RANSAC ...
1378 star pair matches in 218 RANSAC iterations.
Summary of model properties:
Inliers     : 0.901
Overlapping : 1.000
Regularity  : 0.992
Quality     : 0.927
Root mean square error:
?RMS  :  0.368 px
Average RMS error deviation:
?RMS  :  0.171 px
Peak errors:
?xmax :  0.893 px
?ymax :  1.367 px
Transformation matrix:
     -0.9993     +0.0012  +4089.9588
     -0.0015     -1.0005  +4098.4064
     +0.0000     -0.0000     +1.0000
scale    : 1.000
rotation :   -179.89°
dx       :  +4089.96 px
dy       :  +4098.41 px
Generating registered image
Homographic Projection / Bicubic Spline Interpolation, c=0.10: 100%
Registration successful.
Writing output file: C:/Users/Taimur Khan/Desktop/test/m 42-S001-R001-C002-HydrogenAlpha (3)-CAL_r.fit
*** PCL Exception: PCL FITS Format Support: Unable to create FITS file:
C:/Users/Taimur Khan/Desktop/test/m 42-S001-R001-C002-HydrogenAlpha (3)-CAL_r.fit

*** Applying error policy: Continue on error.

Registering target image 2 of 7
Loading target file:
C:/Users/Taimur Khan/Desktop/M42 12-2011/Halpha/m 42-S001-R001-C003-HydrogenAlpha (3)-CAL.fit
Reading FITS: 32-bit floating point, 1 channel(s), 4096x4096 pixels: 100%
Rescaling sample values to [0.00000000e+000,1.00000000e+000]: 100%
Structure map:  32%
<* abort *>

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Re: star alignment PCL error with saving file
« Reply #1 on: 2012 January 15 19:15:04 »
Your images are 4096x4096 and the first one you are trying to align with the referenced one is getting a shift of +4089.96 by  +4098.41 px???
Can you verify visually that they are of the same region of the sky and not rotated somehow?
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Re: star alignment PCL error with saving file
« Reply #2 on: 2012 January 15 20:19:52 »
Tim,

Try to avoid the use of ( ) in filenames. Maybe that will fix the file saving problem.

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Re: star alignment PCL error with saving file
« Reply #3 on: 2012 January 16 05:20:41 »
Your images are 4096x4096 and the first one you are trying to align with the referenced one is getting a shift of +4089.96 by  +4098.41 px???
Can you verify visually that they are of the same region of the sky and not rotated somehow?

but it also shows dx, dy of about 1 to 2 pixels. Not sure about the large # in the translation matrix.

If I do via views it works but I have 216 images to go thru!


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Re: star alignment PCL error with saving file
« Reply #4 on: 2012 January 16 05:24:10 »
Tim,

Try to avoid the use of ( ) in filenames. Maybe that will fix the file saving problem.

Enzo.

OK, I will try. How do I change 216 file names? In OSx and Windows?

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Re: star alignment PCL error with saving file
« Reply #5 on: 2012 January 16 05:44:25 »
I use this one on Windows: http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Main_Intro.php . Quite powerful (and complex), but once you have found what you need, you can store the configuration in a file.

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Re: star alignment PCL error with saving file
« Reply #6 on: 2012 January 16 05:44:39 »
To make sure the () signs are the problem, just align 2 or 3 images at first.
Renaming lots of files? On the Mac, use Automator.
http://www.chriswrites.com/2009/04/how-to-use-automator-to-mass-rename-finder-items/
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Re: star alignment PCL error with saving file
« Reply #7 on: 2012 January 16 06:06:22 »
Thanks for the links, let me first try if this is the case by taking out the parenthesis on some files and trying it out...luckily I brought my Mac-book to the office and will give it a try.

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Re: star alignment PCL error with saving file
« Reply #8 on: 2012 January 16 06:42:51 »
To make sure the () signs are the problem, just align 2 or 3 images at first.
Renaming lots of files? On the Mac, use Automator.
http://www.chriswrites.com/2009/04/how-to-use-automator-to-mass-rename-finder-items/

This looks like the problem, as windows added the parenthesis when I dumped all the files from several nights into one folder. Just tried 14 images all done without issue.