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 in 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.
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. That's why it's simply unable to perform "nonsensical" operations. This is great if you're a beginner and saves you from bad habits or sub-optimal decisions. It's not so much because we put "guard rails" in, it's just that the application would break otherwise.
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're 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 and institutions that numbers in the many thousands.
No nonsense, affordable astro software that just works.
It's a feature called "Tracking" and processes your signal in 3D (X, Y, t) space, rather than standard 2D (X,Y) space.
In this case the Life module can be used to isolate objects in an image and lift them from an otherwise noisy background.
To view just the model that Life is using to enhance the image, the 'Output Glow Only' parameter can be set to 'Yes'.
The Fractal Flux module allows for fully automated analysis and subsequent processing of astronomical images of DSOs.
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