FITSRegister Update 11/30/06
Sky Coyote, 30 Nov 2006

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* PPC version

* Intel version

* Test image files


New Work

* FFT cross-correlation now uses identical subimages from each image.

* FFT XC shows {dx, dy} rotation (not shift) between subimages for maximum value.

* FFT XC first removes mean of each subimage.

* FFT XC is now = real(rotate(iFT(FT*(im1-mean(im))xFT(im2-mean(im2))), sub_center_x, sub_center_y)), rather than 'magnitude', so that values may be < 0.

* FFT XC results are unscaled, and displayed as actual values (e.g. '0.00043562' at maximum).

* XC table columns are wider to show more digits.

* XC table automatically scrolls to maximum value.

* XC text field shows selection rectangle dx and dy while dragging.

* All menus now work when any window is frontmost.

* 'Find circle' and 'Move to center' buttons are hidden until features are implemented.

* Intel version available.


Caveats

* FFT XC of entire rotated/wrapped image gives correct offsets:

* However, FFT XC of subimages does not necessarily produce correct offsets, while direct XC does. This is because FFT subimage is rotated/wrapped only with respect to itself, while direct XC looks beyond subimage for match:

* FFT XC may have horizontal or vertical artifacts, because opposite edges of subimages are not the same:


Still To Do

* Sub-pixel cross-correlations via quadratic surface fitting and pixel interpolation.


İSky Coyote and Dr. Eliot Young, 2006