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LesG

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Images No Stacking
« on: September 26, 2020, 01:13:26 am »
Hi Guys,

I am having a problem when trying to image Mars and am writing this as I am trying to image.

I have a sharp in focus image and exposing at  0.005, binning 1 x 1 and have tried 4 x 4 and 8 x 8, however, when I select stack images, it simply stacks the first then the rest are not stacked.

I have deselected the FWHM setting,

If I look at the image quality setting this is high, between 88 - 94 and assume this is because no stars are in the image?

If I try to increase the exposure, it just simply over exposes the image?

I am really keen to get some images of Mars as it enters the best possible position over the next few weeks, so any suggestions would be most welcome?

Regards
Les Girvan

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vince

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Re: Images No Stacking
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2020, 10:59:12 am »
Hello Les,

The Infinity software is designed for deepsky imaging, it need a star field to align the subs so it can't align and stack a planetary image. To image a planet you will need to save all the fits files using Infinity, Artemis capture or dusk and align and stack them in a program such as Registax. https://www.astronomie.be/registax/

I hope this helps.

Best regards
Vince

LesG

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Re: Images No Stacking
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2020, 03:47:13 pm »
Thanks Vince, will try that.