Quote:, the image is all washed out like it always is
Scopes: Meade SN6, 10" Dob, Meade LS6, 5" reflector, 8" reflector, 102GT
Mounts: LXD75 and LXD55
Camera: SBIG 8300M, Baader 7nm Ha, OIII, SII, LRGB
Orion Apex 127 - Desert Sky DSV-1 Alt-Az on a surveyor's tripod. Ioptron SmartEQ Pro. Nikon D5000, Fujifilm IS Pro DSLR. A few Nikon lenses and a ProOptic 500mm reflex lens for fun.
Quote:Not an answer to the HDR part - but a note on your DSS commentQuote:, the image is all washed out like it always isThats usually only the image the DSS shows in the review panel - as its does a guessed stretch to show you something. The image saved under "Save Picture" (lower left panel) is different. I recommend that you turn off the option to apply image processing settings when you save.DSS does a linear conversion of the RAW and not the (approx) logarithmic conversions that cameras to when converting to say JPEG. This is absolutely correct for AP. So it does mean that you have to apply your own transform in some other software. I always us the Digital Development Processing transform in Images Plus - there are versions of this on most astro image processing software. This is a very good initial stretch