Even the way StarTools displays and scales images, has been created specifically for astrophotography.
StarTools implements a custom scaling algorithm in its user interface, which makes sure that perceived noise levels stay constant, no matter the zoom level. This way, nasty noise surprises when viewing the image at 100% are avoided.
StarTools implements a custom scaling algorithm in its user interface, which makes sure that perceived noise levels stay constant, no matter the zoom level.
Even more clever, StarTools scaling algorithm can highlight latent and faint patterns (often indicating stacking problems or acquisition errors) by intentionally causing an aliasing pattern at different zoom levels in the presence of such patterns.
And all this is just what Tracking does for the deconvolution module.
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'Grain Limit Detail' and 'Grain Limit Color' set the largest visible noise grain size, for detail (luminance) and color respectively, that Denoise 2 should target.
The De-Noise module offers detail-aware, astro-specific noise reduction, which, paired with StarTools' Tracking feature, yields results that have no equal.
'Brightness/Color detail loss' specifies a measure of allowed acceptable detail loss in order to reduce noise.
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