hey guys.. last night i got out and took a bunch of shots of the Andromeda Galaxy. (i believe ~ 31 shots @60 seconds) I also grabbed some DARKS and BIAS frames.
I used Deep Sky Stacker to stack everything and the image preview once completed in DSS look rather ok to me... i was excited to get it into Photoshop and keep working on it.
I then took the 'autosave.tif' that DSS spit out and dropped it into Photoshop.. it was of course a 32bit image so i had to change the image mode to 16bit and when i did that the image went to complete crap!!.. it's not even close to the same image quality ??!???
what did i do wrong here?
NOTE: i did notice in DSS that the histogram was showing each Red, Green, Blue channel apart from each other.. the 3 colors were NOT overlapping each other..
should i move the 3 colors to overlap each other first in DSS before saving the .tif?