Users' questions

How do you stack pictures in astronomy?

How do you stack pictures in astronomy?

The (not-so-secret) trick is to take several shots of the same area of the night sky and blend them together using a technique called stacking. When you reduce the amount of noise in your images, you benefit from an improved signal-to-noise ratio.

How do you stack a DSLR picture of the moon?

3 tips for stacking images

  1. 1 Use a low ISO setting and ensure images are correctly exposed so as not to over-expose brighter parts of The Moon.
  2. 2 Always stack the sharpest images possible.
  3. 3 Pre-crop the blank sky surrounding the Moon from full-format images before stacking to reduce image file sizes.

Can you stack images in PixInsight?

​Pre-processing (Calibrating and Stacking) Images in PixInsight. For a long time, the likes of DeepSkyStacker has been used for pre-processing of images. This process involves the following: Stacking many bias frames to produce a master bias.

Are there any issues with RegiStax image processing software?

In the views of the RegiStax team the release was received with many good comments on both quality and speed of processing. As always with an initial release that has not been tested in a wider audience some issues – not seen by many users- have been found.

Where can I download the latest version of RegiStax?

The 1st update of RegiStax 6 is available for download from the downloadpage. This update only replaces the executable file of RegiStax and needs to be installed in the same directory where RegiStax 6 has been installed, you should NOT uninstall.

Which is the best software for stacking images?

Deep Sky Stacker, better known as DSS, is arguably one of the most widely used software to calibrate and stack astrophotography images. With DSS, you can fully calibrate your images with Darks, Flats, Dark Flats, and Bias calibration frames for the best results possible.

Can you re-align with processed in RegiStax 5?

-Re-Align with processed can now also be used for resample/drizzle. -A Set WhiteBalance routine has been added. During december the RegiStax test team started working on a rather large upgrade of RegiStax 5. The past months we have spend on improving existing functionality and adding new functionality.