Can I retrieve the raw images and process them myself?
Yes, just plug a USB key into the STELLINA compartment before the start of your observation to retrieve the files in the following format:
- The final photos processed by STELLINA are available in jpg format.
- Raw images are available in fits format (single files to stack yourself). You can process them with software such as PixInsight, Deep Sky Stacker, Siril…
Since May 2020, it is now possible to save the images in TIFF format (16-bit uncompressed file) and edit the files on software such as Photoshop.
We have created a comparison guide to help you choose the format and image processing software here
How can I retrieve my pictures in raw format?
Before you start your observation, open the battery compartment and plug a USB key into one of the two USB-A ports available. This will allow you to retrieve the final and raw images captured by Stellina. A pop up will appear in the app, you will ...
What softwares do you recommend to edit the raw files?
You can edit the raw files delivered by STELLINA with software such as: – PixInsight (stacking & processing) – Siril (stacking & processing) – DeepSkyStacker (stacking) We encourage you to browse the different topics available online and to follow ...
Why are jpeg images in low resolution?
For now, the color image conversion gives you a 1.5M pixels image. It has been voluntarily limited, while we optimize our algorithms to get a better result in proper timing. Full resolution is available as an option. To activate this option, before ...
I can't open my raw files in Photoshop
The raw files created by STELLINA are delivered in FITS format. This format is specific to astrophotography and needs to be processed a specific way than only experienced amateur astronomers will know how to perform. If you do not have the necessary ...
Are Stellina's images better than those obtained with Vespera?
Stellina has a larger optic aperture and a larger sensor than Vespera. Both instruments deliver images of exceptional quality with a very high level of detail, but Stellina collects more information and offers a better resolution. We will share ...