A question about stacking ..

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Ender Of Days
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A question about stacking ..

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Hello

This is my first question here (so please bear with me)


Is there a wide field limit when stacking images ?
As il be using a pano lumix on around 15 x for some wide field shots (all driven)
Or is stacking just for close up images ?,I don't want to be wasting my time if i don't need to,

Ive an old "beacon hill" camera mount that ive dusted off,And first clear night intend to be imaging once more with it,

Im ok with a computer,
But havn't much of an idea when it comes to what I can do "astronomy wise" with it,
thanks,

JJ.. :)
aint no speed limit where im comin from ..
lets hit the highway doing 69


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Post by robin_astro »

Yep, stacking can improve signal/noise on wide field images too. Best to get your polar alignment as close as possible as field rotation is more difficult to align out. Mind you I believe there are programs out there now which will cope with this to (I am a bit out of touch in this area)

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Post by Ender Of Days »

Im not shure what to expect using the computer,but everyone elses results look good :)

Coming from 35mm and sudenly getting "instant results" feels like a new window has opened,
However it seems theres still the problem of waiting for the weather to contend with :roll: :)

thanks

JJ..
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lets hit the highway doing 69


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