Author Topic: ImageIntegration process gives fuzzy final image of M13  (Read 901 times)

Offline Tertsi

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I have a problem when stacking M13 with PI. Image calibration, debayering and registration just goes fine without errors, but final stacking (using ImageIntegration process) gives really bad results. I have two example pictures here:

Example of one calibrated, debayered and registered file: M13_esim_c_d_r_small.jpg
Final stacked image (from 39 individual images of M13): M13_master_small.jpg

The results is really bad and fuzzy. Does someone know what might be problem? I don’t have any problems when stacking nebula images like M27, but I have these problems with star clusters and galaxies.

Many thanks for your help in advance!

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Re: ImageIntegration process gives fuzzy final image of M13
« Reply #1 on: 2015 August 28 11:44:32 »
For some reason this topic was locked...probably my mistake...ooops  :-\

However, I have solved the problem with trial and error method. In Star Alignment process Star Matching section I did set Maximum Stars to 100 (default was AUTO). And I had nice final image. See below.  :D

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Re: ImageIntegration process gives fuzzy final image of M13
« Reply #2 on: 2015 August 28 12:24:49 »
I'm glad you were able to solve your problem. 

I always use Blink after registering my images to ensure they have been registered correctly.  If they look good, I proceed to the next step.  If not, I start tweaking the StarAlignment values.

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Re: ImageIntegration process gives fuzzy final image of M13
« Reply #3 on: 2015 August 28 23:48:47 »
I always use Blink after registering my images to ensure they have been registered correctly.  If they look good, I proceed to the next step.  If not, I start tweaking the StarAlignment values.

Oh, Blink is great! Thanks for the tip!

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