So I have 250 lights (37s) of M81 & M82 that my laptop just can't do all at once, I tried and after more than 10 hours my system gave up I guess. So I tried to integrate 36 lights along with 7 darks, 7 flats and 7 bias. After 2 hours 15 minutes, SUCCESS! So can I calibrate 30-35 lights at a time then try to stack the 7-8 masters at the end? What is this process called? Do I stack the 7 masters with more flats and darks etc?
For the insane images I see that are total integrations of 10-15-20 hours, heck I've seen some that are 40+ hours. Are these done this way or are these guys simply loading PI with literally hundreds of 3-4-5 minute subs?
If this is still too much for my laptop I'll just combine everything down the road when I get my more powerful desktop.
Edited by Startex, 21 September 2019 - 07:26 AM.