To all ASTAP users,
ASTAP version 0.9.107 has just been released. This is a major release. The routines around the solver engine have been heavily modified.
For the plate solver/ astrometric stacking it is no longer required to enter a magnitude range range. The program will extract automatically sufficient star from the database.
For large images as 3200 pixels wide or wider, a down sampling /binning routine has been added in tab alignment. This will also increase the signal/noise ratio. Also the colours are combined then to a monochromatic image improving the signal to noise ratio.
A bug in saving 16 bits files was discovered. Values above 32k are now saved correctly.
Please report any problem/bug or idea to improve the program.
Clear skies, Han