Old 28-01-2019, 02:19 AM
angelgirl (Melvin)
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What does Startools do?

Hi my main project is taking pics of the Sun, when itís out. I use Sharpcap to capture then have to move the file into Autostakkert, then Registax and finally into Photoshop. I have been looking at Startools but I have some questions before I go ahead and but it. Will Startools help in any way such as moving the file from Sharpcap straight into Startools, therefore doing away with Autostakkert and Registax. What does Startools offer me? Will I still need PS? I know there is a free trial version but I like to have as many questions answered before hand. Anyone offer any advice please. Is there any software specifically for dealing with the Sun in the same manner as nighttime Astronomy?
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Old 28-01-2019, 09:12 AM
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StarTools is for post-processing your stacked images. So it should replace PhotoShop in your case. I've never done solar imaging so no idea if the tools it provides are useful for that but for DSOs it works very well for me.
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Old 28-01-2019, 02:15 PM
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Startools won't replace photoshop but it has some very good features to work with linear files. Stretching, deconvolution, star masks and a very robust noise reduction. It also allows some star manipulation in non linear pictures. Well worth the couple of bucks it costs imho.
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