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Old 29-04-2019, 11:52 AM
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Game Changing Star Removal software

Starnet++

Took a bit of mucking about to get it going on my mac, but - it works!
(You PC users have it easy sometimes)

In fact it works so well there's no post cloning or editing required, at all

This is a real breakthrough for those of us who like to tone map our NB images J-P Metsavainio style.

I've used Straton, Startools, Annies Astro Actions, Troys Astro Actions & J-P's own action but Starnet++ beats them all hands down!

Check out the result HERE

and see the attached test - With stars > Starnet++ >Annies Actions

This is a game changer!

You can find out more here - https://github.com/nekitmm/starnet and here https://sourceforge.net/projects/starnet/
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Old 29-04-2019, 12:08 PM
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That looks really promising Andy! Good star removal is kind of a dark art.
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Old 29-04-2019, 12:23 PM
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Good star removal is kind of a dark art.
I see what you did there (intentionally or otherwise)
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Old 29-04-2019, 04:58 PM
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Looks interesting - thank you for sharing Andy.

I understand that this program only works on stretched images?
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Old 29-04-2019, 07:30 PM
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Put them BACK!!!!!
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Old 29-04-2019, 07:35 PM
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Not being geek I have no idea how to get this going
On a mac and the solution is witchcraft in my eyes
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Old 29-04-2019, 08:55 PM
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Fred fockerized him. We lost another one to this starless madness. There's no coming back from that. He's in too deep already. Let it go...
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Old 29-04-2019, 09:11 PM
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That's what CatalogStarGenerator is for
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Old 30-04-2019, 06:10 AM
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+1000000000

It's like taking boudoir photos and deleting the body...
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Old 30-04-2019, 07:54 AM
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I just don’t get the point of it it’s a bit like going to Octoberfest without beer...

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Old 30-04-2019, 08:09 AM
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I just don’t get the point of it it’s a bit like going to Octoberfest without beer...
There are a number of reasons you'd want to get rid of the stars in an image. One is to get a good star mask, taking the difference between the original and the starless version will give you that, then you can focus on processing the nebulosity or the starfield separately without interference from one to the other. Then you have a beer.
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Old 30-04-2019, 08:27 AM
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The main reason to do it is to map RGB stars over the top of the Ha or OIII nebulosity. You delete all the stars in the Ha or OIII image and remap or layer in the RGB stars.
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Old 30-04-2019, 09:20 AM
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The main reason to do it is to map RGB stars over the top of the Ha or OIII nebulosity. You delete all the stars in the Ha or OIII image and remap or layer in the RGB stars.
Yes, I know that but then some imagers present starless images as the final result, for some odd unfathomable reason. Itís literally WTF.

I say warts and all. If you canít process what is there without having to remove what is and then replacing...well I dunno. To each their own, just donít leave them starless
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Old 30-04-2019, 09:47 AM
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Yes, I know that but then some imagers present starless images as the final result, for some odd unfathomable reason. Itís literally WTF.

I say warts and all. If you canít process what is there without having to remove what is and then replacing...well I dunno. To each their own, just donít leave them starless
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I agree with you Lewis a starless image as a final result looks very bad, it would be the same as taking photo's of terrestrial clouds in daylight. That would get boring after a while, unless its a decent looking anvil from an approaching storm.
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Old 30-04-2019, 02:06 PM
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Good robust conversations & thoughts going on there

Folks, just to be clear - my intention is to more easily remove poxy purple stars from my NB images, and easily replace them with nice, natural looking RGB ones.

This is by far the best solution for this that I've come across to date. Although the interface is certainly clunky, the results far outweigh the inconvenience of performing this operation.

I don't mind the occasional starless image either. When done well and on the right subject, it can teach us more about the structure and form of a nebula, without the distraction of stars.
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Old 30-04-2019, 02:14 PM
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Then you have a beer.
...I am a regular user of that bit of processing enhancement, works very well

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Good robust conversations & thoughts going on there

Folks, just to be clear - my intention is to more easily remove poxy purple stars from my NB images, and easily replace them with nice, natural looking RGB ones.

This is by far the best solution for this that I've come across to date. Although the interface is certainly clunky, the results far outweigh the inconvenience of performing this operation.

I don't mind the occasional starless image either. When done well and on the right subject, it can teach us more about the structure and form of a nebula, without the distraction of stars.
Looks like it is pretty good at doing this Andy Seems to me that besides seeming to be a way some compose NB images, the starless image is essentially a quirky arty genre done on the odd occasion for some fun but I recon it is a cool look non the less Like many others, I have really only dabbled in doing this a couple'a times..and some time ago too

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Folks, just to be clear - my intention is to more easily remove poxy purple stars from my NB images, and easily replace them with nice, natural looking RGB ones.

You are in some serious trouble if Jen looks in here!
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