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Astro image-processing on a Mac?

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:02 pm
by rwilkinson
We've just had an email enquiry asking about astro image processing on an Apple Mac Pro - would any of our Mac-using members care to comment on what they use?

Re: Astro image-processing on a Mac?

Posted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:53 am
by Amartin
I use photoshop cs6. There are a number of products that run on the Mac, most notably nebulosity (I think) and pixinsight. An option is to use a package called parallels - it allows you to run windows apps natively on the Mac.

Re: Astro image-processing on a Mac?

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:39 pm
by rwilkinson
I believe that it's possible to run a Java environment in MacOS (as we can in Windows & Linux)?
In which case, the free program Regim ( should be available to Mac users.

I've just tried this (on a WinXP laptop) with some of my recent data: it can colour-convert a set of raw (CFA) images, perform stellar registration and then stack them, but it doesn't have any of the advanced features which I use in IRIS.
And the calibration is slightly different too: it expects Darks, Flats and "Flat-Darks", rather than Offsets, Darks & Flats.