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Siril processing tutorial

Registration (Global star alignment)

Siril has four automatic registration tools. In this example we will use the all automatic one: Global star alignment. This method is dedicated to the deep-sky registration, and contrary to the One Star registration, it handles the rotation of images between each others.

After debayering (in previous step), the new sequence is loaded and you can check it in the "image sequences" tab. From this tab, you can change the image being viewed in the grey and colour windows, include or exclude them from a user-defined selection that will later be used to indicate which files should be stacked or not, and set the reference image. While browsing through the images of the sequence, a reference image may be set to a specific image if you think it has a better quality than the others, or if it's best centred. Note that when the reference image is set, it will be saved in the sequence and it will be opened first when loading the sequence the following time.

An alternative to the use of buttons of the sequence tab is to use the sequence list. Click on the dedicated button Siril button seq.png.

Siril sequence list.png

To make registration, just click on "Go Register" button. Everything will be automatic. The algorithm tries to match triangle patterns in order to align images and you can check each step of registration in the console output.

Siril global star reg.png

A new sequence will be created and automatically loaded at the end of the process. In addition, an average of FWHM is computed and provided in this sequence. It is thus possible to select best images for stacking.

Special cases with low sigma/noise ratio

In some cases, due to high noise level, automatic registration gives wrong results by confusing noise and stars during star detection. To overcome this issue, Siril provides parameters adjustable parameters offering a better tool detection. These parameters are located in the Dynamic PSF window. Siril PSF param.png

In our case, increasing thershold value will give better results.


Next item of the tutorial: Stacking.