I’m using Siril since 1.5 year and mostly one or two scripts even if for my ‘sessions’ data is not the best way to stack them, but until now, for my surprise, the result has been ‘satisfactory’.
Saying it, I think that mybe more than 90% of the astrophotographers usually do several nights with the same DSO.
The option given by Siril for how process data of ‘several sessions’ is really not clear and very hard to follow for me, but also rely that if is complicated -the suggestion-, is more ‘easy’ that you learn other program (sirilic) for do a script for process it ‘automaticly’.
I would like the developers to reconsider the usual user of this program. Astrophotography is getting very popular in the last 3 years and most of the ppl are a beginners amateurs like me and no related with Astronomy/Astrophisic/Science directly. Even though I have to learn a lot of things for be abble to reach a good level of image acquisition and second and no less in importance, process the data in a stacking and then imaging program.
One thing is manage the settings of the basic astrophotography programs (and have the criteria when to use each of the options), or write a suffix or create folder for dispose the data in a way that the program can read it under a script for Siril in this case, and other very different ask to the user learn a programming lenguaje for be able to full use the potenciality of the program.
I’m not a programmer, and to be honest I’m scared to put my hand in something I do not understand how to manage at all, less in a script (I readed several times the script session, the commander session and sirilic part and I’m sorry I get lost) and where a single wrong ‘dot’ can just induce an error. Just overhelm my capacity.
Siril has evolved in an impresive way and new features since I knowed and used it and its team has done an extraordinary work and best of all is Free, but I feel if developers has done the script option for smooth the work that the program do processing the user image data (saving a lot of time that no need to be sticked within the PC) mybe do a special window for insert in the script like OSC_Preprocessing for example and give the user the opportunity:
- to write the percentage of best frames to stack
- select the frame that should be the ‘guide’ for stack (or at least that the script choose the frame with better values automaticly and not just the first frame light by default)
Also I wonder how the ppl that have dedicated astrocamera do with LRGB data when they have to repetely 16 times same steps for get a final result, why there is not a script for that fundamental and usual data astro process in Siril?
Same for several nights sessions as mentioned before.
In conclusion as a Siril user I feel that I can not use its full capacity and process my data in more eficient way.
The last six months I choosed to stack in DSS and process that data (at least I know is stacked properly the several nights with its calibrated associated frames in ‘one single shot’) and also I stack with Siril mixing all for have ‘one shot hopeless result’, processing it and blend both for completiness in a final merge image.
The Siril ‘result’ image have a special ‘granulosity’ that I like more than the one I get from DSS for example.
Is the best way? No, but is the solution I found.
Is just a hope from a normal user that someday the script tool can offer more options and friendly modification without the need to be a programmer.
Best Regard and Clear Slies
PD If there is any that have done a script for several nights data of the same DSO for Siril I will appreciate let me know.