As a newcomer to astro processing, I am very interested in StarTools as powerful yet straightforward imaging solution.
Have used it a couple of times to evaluate and achieved (with my basic equipment) files I was happy with.
However, this new file presents all sorts of issues I have never come across before and cant seem to resolve.
The image was taken in a (not too badly) light polluted backyard, but the moon was out
The stack is about 1.5 hours of subs, stacked in DSS (with darks, flats and bias frames) using the standard methods mentioned many times on this site.
Is it possible that this image is too poor to process?
When I process the image using Autodev, bin, crop, wipe, autodev at this point the image looks awfully grainy and nothing I can do will recover.
Can someone with more insight into StarTools give me some pointers on what to do to process more effectively?
Or where I might have gone wrong previously with stacking the images?
The FTS file is available as follows:
The frustrating thing is that I can see there is data available, but I lack the experience to be able to tease it out.
Many thanks for your anticipated assistance