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Re: Milky Way

I was trying to stack the milkyway pictures to see what difference I can get..but my pictures came out PINK.
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Re: Milky Way

Thats OK it just needs colour balancing. When DSS has done the stacking and you can see the pink result. This is normal because of your cameras bayer matrix. I assume you are stacking raw files ?

Best approach is click on Deep Sky Stackers help at the bottom of the Options section
Then select Processing section.
It will explain how to do the adjustments to get your image colours how you want them.
Its a bit fiddly but works really well.
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Thats OK it just needs colour balancing. When DSS has done the stacking and you can see the pink result. This is normal because of your cameras bayer matrix. I assume you are stacking raw files ?

Best approach is click on Deep Sky Stackers help at the bottom of the Options section
Then select Processing section.
It will explain how to do the adjustments to get your image colours how you want them.
Its a bit fiddly but works really well.
Let me try them again. What about the moon? Will this DSS work? I stack with the RegiStax, the results was WOW!!

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Re: Milky Way

RegiStax is designed for the moon and planetary shots, but its showing its age.
Autostakkert is even better its the gold standard.

Deep Sky Stacker is designed for err ....Deep Sky
It will work on the moon but no way near as good as the other two above.

Here are some useful links that I posted in another thread.

https://sites.google.com/site/astropipp/useful-links
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Thank Wornish. I think I need to buy a telescope and a tracker if I am going that direction in Photography. As of now, I will limit myself to the milkyway.
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How does DSS compare to Sequator?

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Super complicated. you need Wornish to sit with you on a full tutorial plus how to shoot the correct photos to get it to well...work.
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For Milky Way shots with something in the foreground then I believe Sequator is better, certainly easier to use. John(birdboy) is the expert.

For deep sky images like galaxies and nebula then Deep Sky Stacker is the best free one. There are others that can get more out of an astro image but they are not free and have a fairly steep learning curve.

Astro Pixel Processor its the new guy on the block and is the modern version of Deep Sky Stacker. Think it costs 50 per year or 125 to buy outright.

If you want to get the best out of moonshots and planetary then Astra Image is very powerful. The 64bit pro version has some amazing image enhancement tools. You can use it for free but it won't let you save the result. That said you can always take a screen capture of the result if you don't want to pay.

Then for those who get the bug there is Startools and finally Pixinsight, which many pro astronomers use.
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