Help with AIP4Win tutorial
I have just installed the AIP4Win software (v. 2.3.1) and am working through your tutorial. I noticed your previous posting indicating that there is a software bug that does not show the settings of the De Bayer white balance scale factors and have proceeded as per the tutorial as recommended by that posting.
My problem occurs in the 2nd step, stacking and calibration. When I click the Calibrate Image box I get a pop-up message, Aip32: Calibration not initialized. Assuming that this is another software bug I proceed through the remaining steps and get a final image. However, this image shows a bright quadrant in the lower right-hand corner with radiating light "streaks" to about the centre of the field. Is this the expected result with these tutorial images?
I notice that the original images as grey-scale also have this bright quadrant and streaks, but the flats and dark flats do not. Am I right in that if these features are artifacts associated with the sensor, then the flats should also show them so that they can be adjusted for in the final calibrated image? At the moment, the resulting stacked (and calibrated?) image looks unacceptable for further processing, but perhaps all is well. Would you please advise me?