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Windows 10 Wizardry: A 39-step Guide To Installation Success

Windows 10 Wizardry: A 39-step Guide To Installation Success

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1.) Correcting and stacking each panel (BIAS, DARK, FLAT), I did light pollution and background correction –> single image result looks great!

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Windows 10 Wizardry: A 39-step Guide To Installation Success

Windows 10 Wizardry: A 39-step Guide To Installation Success

It’s not my first mosaic, I’ve already done a few with no problems! Could it be a problem with the high dynamic range of the LNC and panels? Would it help to integrate a fifth panel in the middle of all the others?

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Am I right when I see “no compensation” in the match headers? You usually need an offset when calibrating frames. Something might be wrong because of differences in panel background or black background because of it. Can you check if the valuable results have no offset?

I checked that the subframes match the header and the offset is available! Same for my calibration files… but isn’t that an offset?

In all files produced by APP the offset is always zero… I verified this in some great images!

Ah ok, I got it. Therefore, the frames show a different background signal from each other, even if they are correctly corrected on their own. Does using light pollution correction on mosaic help? This is usually a good idea. I agree that the differences seem a bit drastic here.

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No, I have tried several times to use light pollution correction with different settings for LNC with no success!

But on my last try I turned off LNC out of desperation and it worked… 🤣

Now I use LPC to do the final adjustment and I think SCC works well on that mosaic now….

Windows 10 Wizardry: A 39-step Guide To Installation Success

What you are now is the real deal. I ask Mabula if this is normal behavior for APP and if it could be too serious. Regarding bit depth, especially for calibration data, it is better to use 32 bits.

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Well, I got the answer from Mabula; The problem is that you used a grade 2 LNC. For tiles, grade 1 is good for panels and tiles (algorithm wizardry I still don’t fully understand). 🙂

Well, thanks for the quick reply! I am now trying to use LNC level 1 to integrate my panels into mosaics….also using 32bit FITS files for integration!

Hi Vincent, Here is the result of the first stage of LNC integration. I started with the standard 3 reps, but the results weren’t very good, so I increased the reps to 10…

Not quite what I expected… Shall I send you four panels for some testing? (matches, 32-bit, LPC, CBG)

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Hmmm, well, not the result I was expecting. Yes, you can share your data and I’ll take a look (now it’s bedtime and a busy week, so wait a few days);

@vincent-mod Hi Vincent, any news on the mosaic issue? Let me know if you find a time to test…

Sorry Michael, I missed uploading it. I’ll have to ask to be notified when I upload in the future, sorry!

Windows 10 Wizardry: A 39-step Guide To Installation Success

So yes, I checked the files and had the same problem. I still think something is wrong with the background, can you upload some subs and the master calibration files? Thanks!

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I wonder if a preview option is possible to check the differences between the mosaic settings and see what works. I set over 100 images to combine from 4 sessions. If the program uses a subset of lights from each session, you can quickly test which ones work best. I use an iMac Pro and the final integration process takes several hours.

Hi Vincent, sorry for my late reply! I’ll upload my mainframes and some lights for each panel tomorrow!

In the meantime, I had a chance to test PixInsight, and this tool has no problems comparable to Mosaic… the result is not perfect due to some registration artifacts (the app is great for such things 😉) but it seems that the background normalization is much better… 😅

Great results! Yes, I think you used some HDR features in PI. Not yet implemented in APP. So it definitely helps in some situations. Notify me when your upload is complete. 🙂

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Regarding the mosaic with PixInsight, yes I used the HDR functions as a last step…but the mosaic and background normalization worked well and I had no comparable problems with PI

One thing I noticed is that your apartments are taken in 0.1 seconds. I don’t think they’re wrong, but it’s generally recommended to aim for 1-2. I used all the frames and put them in their own session with flatters applied to that session.

Things look normal at every subsequent step and I’ve combined all the frames into a mosaic and indeed the LNC is still wrong here. So next I try without any calibration file to see if that could be the cause.

Windows 10 Wizardry: A 39-step Guide To Installation Success

OK and now without calibration and the effect is the same! How strange, I think there must be something in the lights. I will inform Mabula about this.

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Hi Vincent, this is what I saw during my footage from this particular session. Something seems to be going wrong with neutralizing the background or LNC feature during mosaic integration (based on the previously integrated bar for each panel).

I don’t think my calibration frames are responsible for this behavior, I’ve used the APP for other tiles with no problems! There is only one thing that differs from all my previous works! This is a large dynamic range of individual panels, which is not the same for all frames! In the center, the galaxy is quite bright, and towards the edge the brightness decreases sharply (this counts for the images, diagonally above and below M31)! In addition, the images change strongly in brightness! Although the other two images (along the galactic axis) are much brighter, it can be difficult to properly neutralize and adjust the background with the LNC algorithm in this scenario.

I generally use a dedicated Cooled Astro camera (QHY268C) for all my images. I automatically do my apartments with N.I.N.A (Night Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy). This tool has a flat guide that allows you to specify how to make flats. I always set an average histogram target of 32768 (for my 16-bit camera) with an average tolerance of 5%. So I never had any problems with my flats! But I know, some CMOS cameras have strange behavior when it comes to short exposure times and the sensor doesn’t work in linear mode! I know my camera does better than 0.1s (sensor linearity test on Sharp Cap), but for the future I’ll stick to around 1-2s. If the flatness correction is wrong, you’ll see it under or overcorrected in single frames stacked.

Let me know if you need more images, I really enjoy working with the APP and will support you as much as I can to improve that tool 🙂

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No idea so far, I asked Mabula to take care of it as I have never seen such a problem before. I suspect something in the lights or a weird combination of data and a faulty LNC.

Edit: Doh, scratch that. 🙂 It looks the same, but I don’t think he ever responded. So your data can be very useful, it doesn’t happen often so it’s interesting to see.

Thanks so much for sharing the problem and your data. I’ll take a closer look tonight and report my findings later today.

Windows 10 Wizardry: A 39-step Guide To Installation Success

I suspect the problem may be because you are applying light pollution correction to individual mosaic frames. Doing this seems logical, but it’s actually not a good workflow in my experience, because it only works if you perfectly correct for light pollution. And on your M31 high dynamic range object, chances are you won’t do it perfectly, introducing a complication to the LNC algorithm in the mosaic integration process. Anyway, just speculation now… I’ll try to see if I can get a better result and give you an explanation why it didn’t work well for you in APP.

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The best I get is 5) improved normalization, 6) MBB set to 10% and no LNC….

If you start LNC in your mosaic, it starts to look bad. The reason is the small amount of overlap you have between frames… current LNC algorithms work fine

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    1. Windows 10 Wizardry: A 39-step Guide To Installation SuccessIt's not my first mosaic, I've already done a few with no problems! Could it be a problem with the high dynamic range of the LNC and panels? Would it help to integrate a fifth panel in the middle of all the others?Microsoft Windows Sdk 3.10 (standard Mode)Am I right when I see "no compensation" in the match headers? You usually need an offset when calibrating frames. Something might be wrong because of differences in panel background or black background because of it. Can you check if the valuable results have no offset?I checked that the subframes match the header and the offset is available! Same for my calibration files... but isn't that an offset?In all files produced by APP the offset is always zero... I verified this in some great images!Ah ok, I got it. Therefore, the frames show a different background signal from each other, even if they are correctly corrected on their own. Does using light pollution correction on mosaic help? This is usually a good idea. I agree that the differences seem a bit drastic here.Chromebook For Dummies, 2nd Edition (for Dummies (computer/tech)): Amazon.co.uk: Gregory: 9781119651710: BooksNo, I have tried several times to use light pollution correction with different settings for LNC with no success!But on my last try I turned off LNC out of desperation and it worked... 🤣Now I use LPC to do the final adjustment and I think SCC works well on that mosaic now….What you are now is the real deal. I ask Mabula if this is normal behavior for APP and if it could be too serious. Regarding bit depth, especially for calibration data, it is better to use 32 bits.You're Not Him Buddy, You're Not HimWell, I got the answer from Mabula; The problem is that you used a grade 2 LNC. For tiles, grade 1 is good for panels and tiles (algorithm wizardry I still don't fully understand). 🙂Well, thanks for the quick reply! I am now trying to use LNC level 1 to integrate my panels into mosaics....also using 32bit FITS files for integration!Hi Vincent, Here is the result of the first stage of LNC integration. I started with the standard 3 reps, but the results weren't very good, so I increased the reps to 10…Not quite what I expected... Shall I send you four panels for some testing? (matches, 32-bit, LPC, CBG)Listen To The Money Gains Podcast PodcastHmmm, well, not the result I was expecting. Yes, you can share your data and I'll take a look (now it's bedtime and a busy week, so wait a few days);@vincent-mod Hi Vincent, any news on the mosaic issue? Let me know if you find a time to test…Sorry Michael, I missed uploading it. I'll have to ask to be notified when I upload in the future, sorry!So yes, I checked the files and had the same problem. I still think something is wrong with the background, can you upload some subs and the master calibration files? Thanks!Gdr Hp Harry PotterI wonder if a preview option is possible to check the differences between the mosaic settings and see what works. I set over 100 images to combine from 4 sessions. If the program uses a subset of lights from each session, you can quickly test which ones work best. I use an iMac Pro and the final integration process takes several hours.Hi Vincent, sorry for my late reply! I'll upload my mainframes and some lights for each panel tomorrow!In the meantime, I had a chance to test PixInsight, and this tool has no problems comparable to Mosaic... the result is not perfect due to some registration artifacts (the app is great for such things 😉) but it seems that the background normalization is much better... 😅Great results! Yes, I think you used some HDR features in PI. Not yet implemented in APP. So it definitely helps in some situations. Notify me when your upload is complete. 🙂The History Of The Ps CommandRegarding the mosaic with PixInsight, yes I used the HDR functions as a last step...but the mosaic and background normalization worked well and I had no comparable problems with PIOne thing I noticed is that your apartments are taken in 0.1 seconds. I don't think they're wrong, but it's generally recommended to aim for 1-2. I used all the frames and put them in their own session with flatters applied to that session.Things look normal at every subsequent step and I've combined all the frames into a mosaic and indeed the LNC is still wrong here. So next I try without any calibration file to see if that could be the cause.OK and now without calibration and the effect is the same! How strange, I think there must be something in the lights. I will inform Mabula about this.Ways To Be A Computer GeniusHi Vincent, this is what I saw during my footage from this particular session. Something seems to be going wrong with neutralizing the background or LNC feature during mosaic integration (based on the previously integrated bar for each panel).I don't think my calibration frames are responsible for this behavior, I've used the APP for other tiles with no problems! There is only one thing that differs from all my previous works! This is a large dynamic range of individual panels, which is not the same for all frames! In the center, the galaxy is quite bright, and towards the edge the brightness decreases sharply (this counts for the images, diagonally above and below M31)! In addition, the images change strongly in brightness! Although the other two images (along the galactic axis) are much brighter, it can be difficult to properly neutralize and adjust the background with the LNC algorithm in this scenario.I generally use a dedicated Cooled Astro camera (QHY268C) for all my images. I automatically do my apartments with N.I.N.A (Night Imaging 'N' Astronomy). This tool has a flat guide that allows you to specify how to make flats. I always set an average histogram target of 32768 (for my 16-bit camera) with an average tolerance of 5%. So I never had any problems with my flats! But I know, some CMOS cameras have strange behavior when it comes to short exposure times and the sensor doesn't work in linear mode! I know my camera does better than 0.1s (sensor linearity test on Sharp Cap), but for the future I'll stick to around 1-2s. If the flatness correction is wrong, you'll see it under or overcorrected in single frames stacked.Let me know if you need more images, I really enjoy working with the APP and will support you as much as I can to improve that tool 🙂First Time Facilitator — First Time Facilitator Podcast With Leanne Hughes — First Time FacilitatorNo idea so far, I asked Mabula to take care of it as I have never seen such a problem before. I suspect something in the lights or a weird combination of data and a faulty LNC.Edit: Doh, scratch that. 🙂 It looks the same, but I don't think he ever responded. So your data can be very useful, it doesn't happen often so it's interesting to see.Thanks so much for sharing the problem and your data. I'll take a closer look tonight and report my findings later today.I suspect the problem may be because you are applying light pollution correction to individual mosaic frames. Doing this seems logical, but it's actually not a good workflow in my experience, because it only works if you perfectly correct for light pollution. And on your M31 high dynamic range object, chances are you won't do it perfectly, introducing a complication to the LNC algorithm in the mosaic integration process. Anyway, just speculation now... I'll try to see if I can get a better result and give you an explanation why it didn't work well for you in APP.Microsoft Money, Stardock Fences (moving Icons), And Evernote With Windows 10
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