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#1 Momerath

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:32 PM

The other night I was imaging the moon and took 20 or so seperate shots in RAW format. When I tried to stack even 2 of these in Registax I got a Out of memory error and the program stopped working

Could anyone please help me with this. How do I stack these images.

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#2 shawnhar

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:53 PM

Raw's are HUGE! Save them as TIFF's and Registax will not give you the error. ( I think, lol)
Video is your friend for the moon, take a 3 or 4 minute video and stack that, result will be better than the 20 or 100 still frames.
EOS Movie Record is free if you have a laptop or pc at your scope.

#3 CharlesW

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:42 AM

Get BackyardEOS if you haven't already. Use the Planetary mode and it will save as an AVI movie. Registax and Autostakkert were built to handle those.

#4 Jeff2011

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:57 AM

Definately use the movie mode on your camera. Even if you don't have a laptop available when imaging, there are plenty of converters out there that will convert a MOV to AVI after the fact.

I also recommend the following to reduce the size of the image to make processing much faster.
http://www.astrokraai.nl/castrator.php

#5 Jasel

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 11:24 AM

Ran into the same issue. AVI's are probably the best, however if your not ready for the jump you can use PIPP - https://sites.google...site/astropipp/ as a sort of pre-processing. Follow example 5 - https://sites.google...-uasge/example5 and it should help you with processing your RAW's to TIFs, and finally stack in Registax.

Hope this helps.

#6 Momerath

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:28 PM

Thanks for the help. I will have to try these.

#7 RedLionNJ

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 07:55 PM

Since you have a 60D, you could also use the 640x480x60fps "movie crop mode". This records the center 640x480 pixels (at 60fps) to a MOV file on your SD card.

The latest version of AutoStakkert can then take this MOV file and do its magic with the frames.

#8 Maverick199

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:34 AM

Note the ZoombrowserEX that comes free with 60D can in itself convert .MOV to .Avi under edit. You can then transfer the .Avi file to Autostakkert or Registax 6 for processing.






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