Astronomy scripts with Iris


This page lists all the scripts I have done today to process planetary videos. The idea is to build a library of astronomy scripts for all different scenarios you will encounter: you then just have to pick the individual script best suited to your case.

It’s not possible for me to write astro scripts for all the different possible types of processing. For that reason, I encourage you to start processing your planetary videos manually, as explained in the various tutorials on this website. After you are familiar with all the different IRIS image processing techniques, you will be able to use the scripts thereafter, modify them, or even create your own scripts. To do that, go to this page which will give you hints and explain how to create your own scripts.

During each step of a processing run, the script informs you of what it is doing. You do not have to stare at your PC wondering what is happening. Some scripts do a full automatic (but clever) processing of a planet image, from start to end. Others need your input from time to time (processing of moon images for exemple). The script let you know from the start if you can take your coffee break or if you need to stay nearby.

Advanced processing techniques used in scripts are not yet part of Skyimaging tutorials (such as drizzle or distor2 to compensate for atmospheric turbulence). If you want further information about these, visit Iris developer, Christian Buil, website.

IMPORTANT: My telescope is on an alt-az mount so I need to compensate for field rotation. Some scripts, well known to the astronomy community, automatically compensate for it. If your telescope is on an equatorial mount, you can also use these scripts BUT you first must delete the part of the script doing the field rotation (open the .pgm file with Windows Note Pad). This will not alter the proper functioning of these astro scripts.

You like a script? Found a bug? Want to share another method that's better, faster, more accurate? Please let me know!!! Thank you ! (Click on the small icon asociated to each script).


How to use the scripts

It’s simple ! Start by configuring Iris in File > Settings and indicate the "script path". You can use the same folder as the Working path as explained here. Load the astronomy script you want to use from the script list by clicking on its name in the “script to use” menu below. Follow the detailed procedure (.pdf file, open with Adobe Reader) and it’s done! Note that the procedures for using the scripts are also detailed inside them.


The astronomy scripts:


ID
Planet
Kind of video
Special features
Prerequisites
How to proceed
Script(s) to use
Last modification
Script status
                 
1 Saturn, Mars in the gibbous phase Color
  • Script optimised for a fast execution. The script’s commands are simple but efficient, it’s not a perfect script.
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Click here 02/28/2009
2 Jupiter & Mars in opposition Color
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Click here 02/28/2009
3 Saturn, Mars in the gibbous phase Black & White
  • Compensate for field rotation
  • Do a rot.lst for field rotation
Click here 02/28/2009
4 Mars in the gibbous phase (also OK for Saturn) Color
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Click here 02/28/2009
5 Moon Color
  • Script optimised for a fast execution. The script’s commands are simple but efficient, it’s not a perfect script.
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Click here 02/28/2009
6 Moon
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  • Process an image of the moon using Vancitter technique (several automatic tests with different processing parameters)
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Click here 02/28/2009


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