Does STELLINA integrate dark, flat and offset files?
- Flat would be complicated to manage because of the field derotator
- The bias (offset) is not necessarily necessary on recent sensors (more so than on our cameras, we found that it was impossible to control the behavior of the sensor below 0.5s)
- The dark is managed by our algorithms which carry out the removal of hot pixels as well as the removal of glow. However, with the release of Singularity, you can now access the Expert Mode and create your Darks. Please refer to How to take and use a dark? for further help.
Can Vespera acquire dark, flat and offset files?
No. Calibration images are entirely managed by our algorithms which, thanks to the combination of internal files and advanced defect clean-up algorithms, allow us to extract the quintessence of the signal without the need for additional shots.
What is the difference with Stellina?
To understand the differences between Vespera and Stellina, we invite you to read this blog post: https://vaonis.com/vespera Stellina Vespera Price (USD) $3,999 $1,499 Launch date 2018/2019 2021/2022 Weight 11 kg 5 kg Size (open) 60 x 40 x 13 cm 48 x ...
I can't open my raw files in Photoshop
The raw files created by STELLINA are delivered in FITS and TIFF formats. These formats are specific to astrophotography and need to be processed in a specific way that only experienced amateur astronomers will know how to perform. If you do not have ...
What software 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 do my FITS files appear in black and white?
The FITS files come from a color sensor containing the information organized as a Bayer pattern. To convert them to a colored image, it is necessary to go through a phase called demosaicing (sometimes called Debayering). A single FITS file is not ...