Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Lxnstack is an open source application designed for aligning and stacking astronomical images.
The latest version availabie is Lxnstack 1.3.1, which comes with the following changes / improvements, to the previous versions:
- Several stacking methods (average, median, sigma-clipping, …)
- Two automatic align method: align-points; phase correlation
- One manual align method
- sub-pixel precision (0.1 pixel for phase correlation and 0.01 pixel for manual alignment)
- Automatic image derotation
- FITS file support (by installing the python2 package ‘pyfits’)
- Grayscale RAW image support
- Editing of result image’s levels.
In this article I will show you how to install Lxnstack 1.3.1 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Lxnstack 1.3.1 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS is easy. All you have to do is add the needed ppa, update the local repository index and install the lxnstack package, like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install lxnstack