best astrophotography software

Started Feb 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
AZBlue Senior Member • Posts: 1,623
Re: Best Astrophotography Software Stacking PlanetaryImages

Loden1111 wrote:
Stacking by itself will only have a limited effect, but if the stacking is done with sophisticated software that removes the "outliers" from each exposure, then that star that can be seen jumping around very noticeably in a "live view" 200% view as you try to get the perfect focus, becomes a single set of illuminated pixels representing the center of mass of the various positions the star was in while you were imaging.

I don't understand this. All astronomical objects are photographed with the lens focused at infinite, so why would you need to go to 200% live view at night to focus on a star? Makes no sense.

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