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by Therodir
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie trying to figure out StarTools,
Replies: 15
Views: 1354

Re: Newbie trying to figure out StarTools,

I'll probably just stick with DSS and have to be happy with the images I get. I basically need an ELI5 tutorial if I'm going to learn anything.
by Therodir
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie trying to figure out StarTools,
Replies: 15
Views: 1354

Re: Newbie trying to figure out StarTools,

First of all, non-expert disclaimer here, but while we wait for Ivo who will be able to give a much more informed opinion, here are some thoughts. M42 is quite a difficult target, I find. There's a very bright core round the Trapezium but also some wonderful fainter detail in the outer cloud. You h...
by Therodir
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie trying to figure out StarTools,
Replies: 15
Views: 1354

Re: Newbie trying to figure out StarTools,

Hi, Perhaps you can share your dataset so we can have a look? Could you help us understand at which step you are getting lost and are no longer understanding what you are doing? What was it you found very confusing in the quick start tutorial? Thank you! I appreciate everyone trying to help, i just...
by Therodir
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie trying to figure out StarTools,
Replies: 15
Views: 1354

Re: Newbie trying to figure out StarTools,

Tried the best I could, still not liking it or understanding what I'm doing.

Pretty much given up at this point.
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This is what I got. Left is DSS with some Photoshop processing afterwards and right is ST. They both look terrible.
by Therodir
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie trying to figure out StarTools,
Replies: 15
Views: 1354

Re: Newbie trying to figure out StarTools,

Thanks for the reply, the tutorial in the manual you suggested is the same one I attempted to follow on the website, which was very confusing. Unfortunately, it did not work and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I got a good stack of M42 using my ASI178MC which looks great in DSS but I wanted to se...
by Therodir
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie trying to figure out StarTools,
Replies: 15
Views: 1354

Newbie trying to figure out StarTools,

I'm a noob when it comes to post-processing my images. I usually just open DSS and move some stuff around until it looks good. Obviously that isn't very good. I decided to try StarTools since it says it is supposed to be beginner friendly, unfortunately I can't figure it out worth a damn. I have no ...