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AIP4WIN opinions?

Started by tiafolla, 02/15/2006 08:15AM
Posted 02/15/2006 08:15AM Opening Post
Hi all,

I have the usual suite of image processing software (PhotoShop, Registax, Registar, Noiseware, Image Analyzer, K3CCDTools, etc).

I'm reading the excellent Handbook of Astronomical Image Processing, but I'm having trouble figuring out how its AIP4Win software compares to the other processing software out there. Better, worse, redundant....? Thanks for your opinions,

Tim Iafolla
Posted 02/15/2006 10:06AM #1
Hi Tim,
I too found the book indispensible, and refer to it often. However, after using the software, I must say that I use AstroArt far more often as my main processing tool for DSOs, and Registax for planets and moon and Photoshop or GIMP for curves. However, like all programs, it has some unique and very neat features--I find the histogram shaping function often very convenient. I can't speak to the astrometry, etc. functions. And I don't have the newest version.