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Stacking / Processing Software for Mac?

schmaks
19 Mar, 2020 04:21
Hey there!

What softwares are those using Mac OSX using for stacking / processing?
schmaks
19 Mar, 2020 18:01
Has anyone had luck solely using lightroom/photoshop? I've seen people doing it but wonder if the results are worth it or if I should just jump right into using PixInsight to stack and save photoshop for the final/creative portion.
schmaks
19 Mar, 2020 20:34
Marc Ricard
Like a lot of astroimagers I started with Photoshop a long time ago but since I made the move to APP and Pixinsight I rarely use Photoshop nowadays.

Good to know. Are you using both APP and PixinSight? I'd love to know your process (from a general standpoint)—and others' processes as well.
schmaks
19 Mar, 2020 22:39
Tim Hutchison
Good luck.Tim.
Thanks, Tim! Yes—It's very helpful to know what those getting great results are using and I am using that as a basis of my decisions for sure! Your photos are an inspiration; indeed!
schmaks
19 Mar, 2020 22:40
Andy 01
seems  that my results are alright…
Very modest of you—haha. Your work is fantastic!
astropiflo
25 Mar, 2020 17:58
You could use Siril wich is free software. It provide very good result
LookBackInTime
25 Mar, 2020 18:44
Pixinsight and Nebulosity.  The former is amazing, but damn the curve is huge. It's not a quick, down-and-dirty solution by any means.

I wish AstroArt or Astro Pixel Processor would work on a Mac.  Although i use a NUC for acquisition, my daily driver is a mac.  I've
tried Wine to run Autostakkert with some success, but with Cataiina, it's no longer an option. (32 bit.)

I find it odd that no one has addressed the need for an easy Mac solution, espeically with so many coders using MacOS for its Unix properties.
schmaks
25 Mar, 2020 18:47
Eddie Pons aka Eduardo Ponsdomenech
Pixinsight and Nebulosity.  The former is amazing, but damn the curve is huge. It's not a quick, down-and-dirty solution by any means.I wish AstroArt or Astro Pixel Processor would work on a Mac.  Although i use a NUC for acquisition, my daily driver is a mac.  I've
tried Wine to run Autostakkert with some success, but with Cataiina, it's no longer an option. (32 bit.)

I find it odd that no one has addressed the need for an easy Mac solution, espeically with so many coders using MacOS for its Unix properties.

Thanks! Curious what do you do in Pixinsight vs Nebulosity—are both a part of your process or are they interchangeable for stacking?

Thanks!
LookBackInTime
25 Mar, 2020 19:32
i don't use Nebulosity, although i've tried it, and it's good.  I use Pixinsight for stacking, or i get on my PC and use Autostakkert or Deep Sky Stacker.

I might just install Parallels and have Windows on my MBP.  Probably the easiest solution.  (Dylan O'Donnell on YouTube does this.)
d0tpt
25 Mar, 2020 19:42
Pixinsight or/and DSS/Sequator via windows virtual machine.
schmaks
25 Mar, 2020 19:54
Eddie Pons aka Eduardo Ponsdomenech
i don't use Nebulosity, although i've tried it, and it's good.  I use Pixinsight for stacking, or i get on my PC and use Autostakkert or Deep Sky Stacker.I might just install Parallels and have Windows on my MBP.  Probably the easiest solution.  (Dylan O'Donnell on YouTube does this.)
Gotcha—thanks! I will likely be taking this route once the time comes for me to get things underway.
Poison
29 Mar, 2020 16:19
Eddie Pons aka Ed...
I wish AstroArt or Astro Pixel Processor would work on a Mac.

I just bought Astro Pixel Processor for Mac and its great.

All the best,
Oliver
Abell1689
29 Mar, 2020 16:50
Eddie Pons aka Eduardo Ponsdomenech
I wish AstroArt or Astro Pixel Processor would work on a Mac.

Astro Pixel Processor supports also MAC OS. You can try the test version for free and then decide if it works for you. Up to now I'm happy with it.
LookBackInTime
29 Mar, 2020 18:12
Oh thanks for the clarification! I'll check it out.
LookBackInTime
29 Mar, 2020 18:41
I thought i would reference the following discussion on Cloudy Nights after using the new stacking software by Rolf Hempel.  You can find it here:  https://github.com/Rolf-Hempel/PlanetarySystemStacker

It works really well, and he says you can build it on a Mac, too, altough i haven't tried yet.

Discussion:

https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/645890-new-stacking-software-project-planetarysystemstacker/?p=10074932
 
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