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Image stacking

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:40 pm
by Quixoticgeek
Is there any software for Linux that can do image stacking of astronomy photos?



Re: Image stacking

PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:53 pm
by JamesF
I'm not sure there's much at the moment. The easiest way might be to try running one of the Windows applications under WINE.


Re: Image stacking

PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:07 pm
by rwg
AviStack runs on IDL, which has a Linux runtime, so maybe some hope there.

It might be a bit fussy about AVI formats (there is a tweak on Windows to get it to recognize more types of AVI files), so if you have trouble you might want to think of capturing in .SER format if possible.



Re: Image stacking

PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:09 pm
by JamesF
There was also once a Linux port of Lynkeos, though I have no idea what happened to that.


Re: Image stacking

PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:53 pm
by EckyH
PixInsight runs on Linux as well:


Re: Image stacking

PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:46 pm
by astrocobber
Hello All,

Sorry to come to the party some what late.

I know of a few image stacking bits of software that I run under Ubuntu 14.04, some will work under Ubuntu Mate 15.04 but not all.

CVAstroAlign is very good with planetary AVI files.

For Fits files etc then you might want to try GXstack but this is still a work in progress.

Another is Lxnstack again this is a work in progress and the author is open to suggestions.

A couple more which I have not tried in a very long time are Siril and GCX which is now in the Ubuntu repositories. (15.04)

For those that have not tried KStars and INDI of late I can tell you that Jasem has worked wonders with the software.
Qiu and Li at QHY are still working with the QHY drivers but they are now mostly working without any problems.
Now with the latest version of INDI you can do a lot so you might want to visit Jasem's Youtube channel and see what he has done.
Its an all in one package now. ... HWvv5gw_zg

You might also want to take a peek into the INDI forum.


Re: Image stacking

PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:41 pm
by EckyH
Hello Clive,
astrocobber wrote:A couple more which I have not tried in a very long time are Siril and GCX

Siril is worth a second look imho:

The two french developers made a lot in the last months.


Re: Image stacking

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:08 am
by Rapier
RegiStax V6


RegiStax is image processing software for amateur astrophotographers, released as freeware...

Its purpose is to produce enhanced images of astronomic observations through combining consecutive photographs (an image "stack") of the same scene that were taken over a short period of time. The process relies on the subject (e.g. a planet) being unchanged between photographs, so that any differences can be assumed to be random noise or atmospheric interference.

The stack of images can be in the form of individual consecutive shots or from frames of a movie camera trained on the scene.

RegiStax comes preinstalled on DistroAstro as well as:
GCX Astro-Image Processor
IRAF Terminal
IRAF Terminal - PyRAF