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Announcing StellarSolver 2.0

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Hi Rob,

just compiling kstars against the new colorChannels version :)
I wonder if there's a config file for the library that selects the default handling. Or is that fixed at compile time?
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No, the color channel will be a setting that the client application will need to select. It won’t be selectable in kstars until kstars can be changed to use the feature. That being said, the default behavior should actually fix the original problem that led me to make the change which was that it would be desirable for a one shot color camera to focus on the green channel not the red. Also the green channel will be more desirable on many one shot color cameras for star extraction and solving since there are twice as many green pixels as the others.
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Hi Rob,

thanks for the explanation. Yes, I've switched to that branch to test it with my ASI183MC - I have it attached to a Canon FD lens, and first test gave me some star bloat. I hope that I get some improvement of the AF routine there with the new default, but also wanted to test it comparing green with all-channel average.

But then I'll (of course) patiently wait until the handles will show up in KStars :D
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Yes, but before we can get there, I have to perfect this in the branch and get everything working well before it can be pushed into the main branch. We can't change KStars until this is complete. There are still a couple of issues I identified that I want to work out first.
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Yes, now I see... I've used a FITS directly extracted from a OSC camera, that's a mono one with the bayer pattern on it. The use case is first, debayering this image, and the pass the RGB image to stellarsolve. Understood. Now I'm able to see the differences clearly.And you have implemented average RGB and integrated RGB. Wow, thank you very much Rob, now the support for OSC will be top notch. Currently I'm getting segmentation faults with both modes, but it looks very promising
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Hi Rob,
I use a stable PPA. I did a new clean install of Linux ;-)

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Just to clarify, you are using Jasem's Stable INDI PPA to install KStars, INDI, StellarSolver etc?

launchpad.net/~mutlaqja/+archive/ubuntu/ppa

If so, I can let him know you had an issue.
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Replied by Alfred on topic Announcing StellarSolver 2.0

Excellent stuff, Gents! Thanks an awful lot for your work. This is an important improvement right at the heart of Ekos image taking. Each and every photo taken with an OSC cam will profit from it!
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Hi Rob,
Yes. I used Jasem's Stable INDI PPA. I solved the problem by reinstalling Linux Mint.

Now I use Kubuntu 20.04.4 and everything works.

Thank you for the technical support ;-)

Tomas
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I think the changes I made today in the colorChannels branch should be a big improvement. I finally solved a couple of the problems I was having. You guys might want to check it out. I'm not ready to merge it into the main branch yet since I want to do some more tests, as it is a big change that if it is not done right could break things, but you might see if you see any issues or if it works better.
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A quick question: When using AF for an OSC camera from EKOS, is it automatically sending debayered images to stellarsolver, or do I have to change the readout type (in the INDI camera tab) to RGB or something like that?
openSUSE Tumbleweed KStars git INDI git
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Checked with a handful of recent images and it works as expected on a Raspberry PI (4GB + Astroberry 2.0.3). If I compile and install stellarsolver from the colorChanel branch and then build KStars, it will use this new version, isn't it?

By the way... do you know if a local .deb package could be built from the local compilation? I'm asking, because my development machine is not the same that the one I use to drive my equipment ;)

Thanks a lot for your work
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