Astronomical Image Stacking Software for Windows
DeepSkyStacker is designed by Luc Coiffier and is available at
and has a
Yahoo Support Group.
M22 Process with 2x Resize the Image Just Before Stacking
- 4 x 60 seconds darks
- 3 x 60 seconds lights
- Monochrome binned 2x2 pixels
- Tracking, not guided
- Date of observation: August 25, 2006
- Time at end of first CCD image 10:08 pm PDT
- Time at end of last CCD image 10:10 pm PDT
- Observing Location: Oregon Star Party
- Telescope: Orion Telescopes and Binoculars 80mm ED Apochromatic Refractor, 600mm focal length, f/7.5 focal ratio
- Vixen 2680 flip mirror
- Edmund Optics T-Mount 25mm extension tube (48mm barrel)
- Baader Planetarium T-2 Quick Changer System (T2-06 and T2-07)
- Camera: Orion Telescopes and Binoculars
StarShoot Deep-Space CCD Color Imaging Camera
- TeleVue 32mm Plossl was used on the top port of the Vixen flip mirror
- Telescope Mount: Orion Telescopes and Binoculars Sirius EQ-G with GoTo Controller
- DeepSkyStacker Version 2.5.7
- Adobe Photoshop Version CS3 Beta: HDR sharpen, convert to 16-bit, curves, resize and convert to JPG
Comparsion of Bilinear (very fast, low quality) and Adaptive Homogeneity-Directed (AHD)
This is a stack of five Nikon D70 images. AHD has slightly brighter stars and more noise or details.
Using DeepSkyStacker guide (PDF 4,395 KB) for simple Nikon D70 image stacking. The following images used simple Nikon D70 image stacking.
Below are RAW FIT images from the Orion StarShoot camera and they were generated by the StarShoot camera control software MaxIm Essentials Edition V1.01.
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