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#1 unbreakable goose

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Posted 28 May 2024 - 08:42 PM

I imaged a 12 panel mosaic of the carina nebula and now its time to stich and stack everything. 

 

I tried to do it in DSS in mosaic mode, but there are harsh boundaries where the images overlap (see attached).

 

 

Autosave1.png

 

 

How can I fix this? is there another program to auto stitch my frames -- I can calibrate each frame with darks etc manually before stitching if needed 

 

Thanks


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Posted 28 May 2024 - 09:00 PM

Astro Pixel Processor is very good at mosaics. And a good software for stacking and post processing too. Well worth the invest.
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Posted 28 May 2024 - 10:19 PM

Astro Pixel Processor is very good at mosaics. And a good software for stacking and post processing too. Well worth the invest.

This right here.  It will take a WHILE, but it will do it.  

for reference:

https://i.imgur.com/MT5wJWl.jpg


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#4 unbreakable goose

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Posted 30 May 2024 - 06:27 PM

Astro Pixel Processor is very good at mosaics. And a good software for stacking and post processing too. Well worth the invest.

Thanks, I'll give a go



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Posted 30 May 2024 - 06:28 PM

This right here.  It will take a WHILE, but it will do it.  

for reference:

https://i.imgur.com/MT5wJWl.jpg

Amazing photo! I'll give APP a go



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Posted 31 May 2024 - 03:15 AM

Amazing photo! I'll give APP a go

Be careful to first let APP stack each panel individually. Then only load up the stacked panel masters and let APP do the mosaic stacking. It can't do the panel stacking and mosaic stitches in one go - it will try, but it'll take forever.



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Posted 31 May 2024 - 03:54 AM

Be careful to first let APP stack each panel individually. Then only load up the stacked panel masters and let APP do the mosaic stacking. It can't do the panel stacking and mosaic stitches in one go - it will try, but it'll take forever.

It depends on the mosaic and image size of project.

I have done small mosaics with relatively small sensor cameras and it works (and the latest beta version is also faster).

 

But in general that is a good advice.




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