I dabbled with the Star Analyzer 100 and RSpec a few years back but then got sidetracked taking "pretty" pictures and the astrophotography end of things. I am now ready to get back into things, which actually works out now that I have a better setup and equipment to do spectroscopy as well. My question is regarding data collection. My concern is with stacking the subframes that I collect. Deep Sky Stacker (DSS) is great but when I am collecting spectra of brighter stars and have very short exposures, no other stars are really going to show up and DSS obviously needs more than 1 - 2 stars. This wouldn't be a cocnern when imaging dimmer stars, as there would be several stars brighter than the target star. Any suggestions for this?
My next question is along the same line. It looks like it is possible to do my data collection in RSpec itself...? I fiddled with my camera and the software during the daytime today and really like the live play and image averaging/stacking option. My question is how to take this live feed and save it to a single image for use in the RSpec analysis? Further, assuming this is a pretty easy thing to do, is this a good method that would yield quality results as compared with a third party software? I really like Sequence Generator Pro for data collection but if RSpec could handle data collection and also cover the stacking end of things as well.
Thanks for any insight or help with this!