I have just started with Astro photography and SIRIL. I have taken one set of images (darks, lights, bias, flats) and run these through SIRIL on two on my computers. One computer with 16GB of ram processing the images in over eight hours – 8 HOURS – and produces a final .fit file that is around 1.48GB in size. The other computer has 64GB of ram and runs the same set of images in just about 7 minutes with a final .fit file that is only 372MB. Another problem/issue is that SIRIL creates 300-400GB of files on the hard drives. Is this normal? Or, what am I doing wrong?
I haven’t a clue as to why there is such a discrepancy between what the two computers are doing with the SIRIL and the image files. Have you experienced this situation?