''' AstroPhoto -- Program to manipulate astronomical pictures Copyright (c) 2015-2016, Emanuele Laface (Emanuele.Laface at gmail.com)
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AstroPhoto is mainly a wrapper around astrometry.net so it requires solve-field installed and working. Everything about astrometry can be found on their website, including the license. You also need the index files. To establish which index you need you can use the FOV information provided by AstroPhoto after the selction of your camera and compare with the instruction on this page: http://astrometry.net/doc/readme.html
AstroPhoto assume that astrometry is installed within the following directories: directory: /usr/local/astrometry solve-field: /usr/local/astrometry/bin/solve-field index files: anywhere where the solve-filed can find them. The default is /usr/local/astrometry/data the ngc2000.fits: /usr/local/astrometry/extras/ngc2000.fits these informations are hard-coded in the python. I know, this is not a good practice but it's life.
Python libraries that you should have if you have python installed:
sys os subprocess threading numpy scipy matplotlib
Python libraries that you probably have to install:
pickle rawpy imageio astropy opencv (cv2) PyQt4
I have as python installer Anaconda and for extra packages I use pip. 90% of the packages installed with no problem. I had some problem with some of them but I am not sure which one, so if unsure feel free to contact me. All my deep sky images are processed with AstroPhoto and can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125149679@N03/albums
Please consider that I am not a professinal coder, I did this program just to have fun, so don't complain if it is not good.
It has several buttons, try them and you will learn. Or ask me.