Stacking software... what's your favorite ?
Posted 15 August 2013 - 03:07 PM
Posted 15 August 2013 - 04:16 PM
I've used several versions of Registax, which I prefer for planetary (single alignment point) work. I far prefer Avistack (which you haven't listed) for lunar or solar surface work. AutoStakkert!2? Yes, I've tried it, but I don't feel in control the way I do with Registax or Avistack. It's main good point is that it produces a halfway decent image much faster than the others.
Posted 15 August 2013 - 05:31 PM
Posted 16 August 2013 - 03:31 AM
Well, what ain't broke don't need fixin' ;-)
My hunch (though I could be wrong) is that Registax 6 is Cor's last version. Emil is constantly tweaking AS!2. I haven't looked at Avistack in a long time, don't know if the author is still working on it. I do not use Avi's and I recall it was limited to Avi's.
The version of Avistack I have is perfectly happy to work with image sequences (fit, tif, bmp) as well as AVI movies.
Posted 16 August 2013 - 06:26 AM
DSS for deep sky stuff
AS!2 for planetary/solar/lunar
For processing my planetary stuff, I use Registax6 for wavelets before going to photoshop and doing final touches.
For solar/lunar, I just use Photoshop + AstraImage lucy/richardson deconvolution. I just can't get equal sharpening with Registax wavelets that I can with AI's l/r routines.
I gave AviStack a try but gave up with it a while ago because It didn't really like my compressed .avis from my old webcam. I haven't used it since upgrading my camera, I may have to give it a look and do a comparison with results I get from AS!2.
Posted 16 August 2013 - 07:44 AM
You really want to be recording AVIs uncompressed - throw away information & addding compression artifacts really doesn't help any image processing software ...
I gave AviStack a try but gave up with it a while ago because It didn't really like my compressed .avis from my old webcam.
Posted 18 August 2013 - 03:49 AM
We should make an overview of available software to guide, film, post-process... every step in the AP process
An overview of "stacking-software":
Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:17 PM
Iris : http://www.astrosurf...s/iris/iris.htm
Prism : http://www.prism-astro.com/fr/
During a long time, Iris was the best. But not easy to use.
I've used Prism a lot. Few years ago, this soft was the one that gave the best result for planetary processing, and it had a batch mode before all the over sofwares.
To process the images done with the 1 meter telescope of the Pic du Midi Avistack has been alway bad.
Registax was no very good before the version 6. But the version 6 gives very good results on the planets and the Moon.
Autostakkert gives also good results now. This soft is abble to process a long sery of fits very easely. This was great for my last run on Uranus.
To processe *.ser files, I've made yet done a contest between Registax 6 and Autostakker.
Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:07 AM