Deep Sky Stacker (FREE) remains a one of the most popular pre-processing applications for Windows. Stacking and saving your data with these settings is essential to getting good results from StarTools.
When applying the important pre-processing do's and don'ts when using StarTools with any stacker, you will want to configure Deep Sky Stacker specifically in the following manner.
With all the above settings made, you can then safely stack and (assuming you used a DSLR or OSC) import your dataset into StarTools as "Linear, from OSC/DSLR with Bayer matrix and not white balanced".
Please consult the "Important dataset preparation do's and don'ts" section for further advice on improving your datasets.
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With a suitable dataset, workflows in StarTools are simple, replicable and short.
The Heal module was created to provide a means of substituting unwanted pixels in an neutral way.
However the Synth module can physically model and emulate most real optical systems and configurations to obtain a desired result.
The Shrink module allows you to modify the appearance of stars in your image.
You can convert everything you see to a format you find convenient. Give it a try!