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Best Current tutorial for high megapixel dslr image processing

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#1 gatorengineer

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 10:30 AM

Looking for the best tutorial for high megapixel image processing from taking the image all of the way through. Using windows 10 BTW. I plan to use dss for stacking and have access to photoshop and lightroom. I will be shooting an A7r2 and wide angle lenses 14, 21, 35 etc. Most tutorials Google takes me too are dated and I am not sure if even the current version of dss can handle high MP images, or if there is a better free or shareware alternative out there.

I suggest this thread should be stickied...

#2 Jerry Lodriguss

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 06:18 PM

Is this for tripod mounted, wide-field, un-tracked, sky-scape imaging, or long-exposure deepsky? They are kind of different animals.

 

This will take you through long-exposure deepsky processing.

 

The latest version of DeepSkyStacker will handle high MP images.  I don't know of anything better that is free or shareware.

 

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 09:00 PM

Thanks Jerry shooting off a vixen polarie tracker



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Posted 14 October 2019 - 10:46 PM

Pure AP, or "Night Scapes" ??

From your lens selection, all you can do is ultra wide angle landscapes.....You don't even need a tracker for them

DSS has no problem handling any modern camera as long as it's supported by DCRAW. MP is not an issue



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Posted 15 October 2019 - 06:06 AM

Thanks for the links. The lens list is alot longer than those two. I'm well stocked out to a 200mm f4 zeiss... Good glass can't make up for lack of knowledge or poor technique. I know my gear can do some great stuff I just want to see if the operator can... Good current tutorials will help

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Posted 16 October 2019 - 10:47 AM

Peter Zelinka's videos have been very helpful to me. He specializes in full-frame DSLR astro with star trackers, from wide angle to 400mm. He has a lot of great info through his free youube videos, but I have bought his deep space course and it's incredibly well made, covering all topics from planning a shoot all the way to finishing post.

https://www.youtube....railman1/videos

https://www.peterzelinka.com/




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