StarTools is a new type of image processing application for astrophotography that tracks noise propagation as you process.
StarTools extensive knowledge of the past, present and - sometimes - future of your signal, allows you to do things users of other software can only dream of. These things include mathematically correct deconvolution of heavily processed data, mathematically correct color calibration of stretched data, and objectively the best noise reduction routine on the market that seems to "just know" exactly where noise grain in your final image is located.
StarTools is the best-kept secret amongst signal processing purists; those who fundamentally understand how StarTools achieves such superior signal fidelity.
As opposed to other software, StarTools uses new brute force and data mining techniques, so your precious signal is preserved as much as possible till the very end. StarTools makes use of the advances in CPU power, RAM and storage space, replacing old algorithms with new, more powerful ones.
StarTools is not just popular with beginners. StarTools is the best-kept secret amongst signal processing purists; those who fundamentally understand how StarTools achieves such superior signal fidelity. Yet, you don't need a mathematics or physics degree to understand the underlying theory; see the Tracking section to learn more.
We are incredibly pleased StarTools superior processing capabilities haven't gone unnoticed, now being the new tool of choice for a rapidly growing group of beginners, enthusiasts, schools and institutions that numbers in the many thousands.
The software is "user friendly by mathematical nature". To be able to function, the engine needs to be able to make mathematical sense of your signal flow from start to finish. That's why it is simply unable to perform "nonsensical" or destructive operations. This is great if you are a beginner, and it saves you from bad habits or sub-optimal decisions. It's not so much because we put "guard rails" in; it is just that the application would break otherwise.
No nonsense, affordable astro software that just works.
A video is also available that shows a simple, short processing workflow of a real-world, imperfect dataset.
The Heal module was created to provide a means of substituting unwanted pixels in an neutral way.
The Shrink module allows you to modify the appearance of stars in your image.
Getting to grips with new software can be daunting, but StarTools was designed to make this as painless as possible.
You can convert everything you see to a format you find convenient. Give it a try!