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New features of Astroart 8


Image processing
New DDP, deconvolution, gradient removal with mask, multiscale denoise and low pass, processing history, improved scripts and macros.

Image analysis
Seven views (stars, histogram, statistics, history, zoom, 3d, header) with several new features.

Color processing
New LRGB, trichromy, demosaic, white balance, attenuate channel, saturation, align planes.

Preprocessing
Image preview, report with graphs, several normalization and rejection methods, faster sigma stacking.

Blink and animations
Full-screen blink and animations with live annotations.

Edit pixel
Clone tool, blink, origin of coordinates, improved undo and zoom.

Batch photometry
User defined reports and graphs.

Image browser
Optimized for astronomical images, with single and grid layout.

Instrumentation
ASCOM switches and weather stations, temperature ramps, multicore plate solve.

User interface
Navigator panel, customizable image border, four themes, new controls.

Other features
Scale marker. Orientation marker with custom color.
Find stars with configurable aperture.
Configurable fields for star list.
Roundness and inclination for stars.
Deblooming with preview.
Remove gradient with preview.
Remove gradient with automatic points.
Average and Merge with mask.
Create mask from stars.
Eyedropper tool for masks.
Formulas with RGB components.
More than 100 new script commands.
Normalization via Add, Multiply or Scale.
Equalize visualization with preview.
Automatic plate solve for camera images.
Automatic plate solve for sequences.
Software binning 3x3 for camera images.
Telescope centering clicking on the image.
Star atlas, CCD frame.
Star atlas, bookmarks.
Star atlas, mosaic planner.
Star atlas, UCAC 5 catalog.
Star atlas, faster calibration.
Options for FITS RowOrder and Creator.
Shortcut for black window background.
Icons for quick flip and rotate.
Improved Windows DPI scaling.
New tutorials and documentation.
 
Service Pack 1
Telescope centering with dedicated window and plate solving.
Cut and Copy Borders for rotated images in Preprocessing.
Drizzle for rotated images and option for filtering.
Points can be selected on the full-frame blink window.
Gain and offset in the FITS header and as script commands.
Announcement   Telescope centering
 
Service Pack 2
Tabbed interface when images are maximized.
Software temperature compensation for focusers.
Window for dome monitoring and control.
User defined pause for telescope settling.
Non-linear distortions for image stacking.
Several script commands.
Announcement   Script commands  
 
Service Pack 3
Astrometry with optical distortions.
Reading and writing of FITS SIP distortions.
Three modes for "follow minor planet".
Camera control for the 64 bit version.
More options for plate solving.
Announcement   Optical distortions  
 
Service Pack 4
Command for correcting optical distortions.
Align RGB with optical distortions.
SDK for image processing filters.
More options for sequences.
Script commands for sequences.
Announcement   SDK for image filters  
 
Service Pack 5
Coregister with optical distortions.
Rotator control from the star atlas.
Script commands for flat boxes.
Dark theme for the script editor.
Events and list boxes for the filter SDK.
Announcement   Rotator control from the Atlas  
 
Service Pack 6
Meridian flip, with autoguide and centering.
Script commands for optics collimation.
Script commands for selecting files.
Script commands for database.
Individual filters in Macros can be disabled.
Announcement   Script commands  
 


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