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Author Topic: Preferred software for star trail image stacking  (Read 2201 times)

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« on: December 22, 2015, 10:17 »
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I am interested in your opinions Image stacking techniques and software options. I did some very basic stuff last night to test Photoshop stacking using the statistics method. And it seemed to work. But being new to astrophotography I am still in a learning mode and am very interested in opinions on quirks, limitations, tricks, other software options that would at least provide a higher quality than PS, if any.  Most of what I have read says Photoshop produces the highest quality output, but it can be a lot more work and system draining if you are stacking hundreds of images.

Any thoughts on tutorials, software, general tricks of the trade?


« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2015, 10:26 »
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2020, 12:01 »
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Yes I know oldie alert, but this fits the software and I wanted to update for 2020

startrails.de is free  (donations welcome)


Meteorite showers 2020

April 22, 2020 Lyrids
May 5, 2020 Eta Aquariids
Late July, 2020 Delta Aquariids
August 12, 2020 Perseids
October 7, 2020 Draconids
October 21, 2020 Orionids
November 4-5, 2020 South Taurids
November 11-12, 2020 North Taurids
November 17, 2020 Leonids
December 13-14, 2020 Geminids
December 22, 2020 Ursids

This one was Quadrantids/January past year, where I was trying to catch a falling star  ;) so I used the series to make a startrail image.



The streaks or lines are airplanes or satellites.

« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2020, 00:47 »
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Since I shoot star trails on film, Ive never bothered with such software. An old camera with mechanical shutter will give me a 7+ hour time exposure with no batteries and no noise.

Great image, Uncle Pete.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2020, 01:00 by dragonblade »


 

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