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DeepSkyStacker Alternatives

DeepSkyStacker is described as 'freeware for astrophotographers that simplifies all the pre-processing steps of deep sky pictures' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to DeepSkyStacker for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is Siril, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DeepSkyStacker are Starry Landscape Stacker, PixInsight, Regim and IRIS Astronomical Images.

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  • FreeProprietary
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DeepSkyStacker is a freeware for astrophotographers that simplifies all the pre-processing steps of deep sky pictures.

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  1. Siril icon

    Siril

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    7 alternatives to Siril 

    Siril is an astronomical image processing tool, able to convert, pre-process images, help aligning them automatically or manually, stack them and enhance final images.

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    lots of automated processes self explanatory AND runs on MAC!!!!

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    Siril is the number one software alternative to DeepSkyStacker

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  2. Starry Landscape Stacker icon

    Starry Landscape Stacker

    • Mac
    2 alternatives to Starry Landscape Stacker 

    Starry Landscape Stacker makes it possible to produce landscape photographs taken at night that have both low noise and stars rendered as points.

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    PixInsight

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    5 alternatives to PixInsight 

    PixInsight - Advanced Image Processing. PixInsight is a modular, open-architecture, portable image processing platform available for FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

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  4. Regim

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    5 alternatives to Regim 

    Regim makes some processing steps that are unique to astronomical images a bit easier. These steps are calibration (dark and flat), deblooming, registration, combination, color calibration, gradient removal and some more.

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    IRIS Astronomical Images

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    8 alternatives to IRIS Astronomical Images 

    IRIS is an astronomical images processing software.

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    Fitswork

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    5 alternatives to Fitswork 

    Fitswork is a windows image processing program, mainly designed for astronomic purposes. It contains batch processing, histogram functions, many filters, etc. Fitswork works entirely in floating-point arithmetic.

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    Sequator

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    2 alternatives to Sequator 

    Sequator is a free software which can track stars on multiple images, align stars and stack them.

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    FITS Liberator

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Mac
    7 alternatives to FITS Liberator 

    FITS Liberator GUI image processing software has meant that it is even easier and faster to create color images using raw observations from a range of telescopes.

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  9. SAOImageDS9

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux
    7 alternatives to SAOImageDS9 

    SAOImageDS9 is an astronomical imaging and data visualization application. DS9 supports FITS images and binary tables, multiple frame buffers, region manipulation, and many scale algorithms and colormaps.

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  10. Qastrocam

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    13 alternatives to Qastrocam 

    Qastrocam is a capture program to do astrophotography. It can control a telescope to do guiding with the images received from a V4L device. It can also control the extended features of a webcam modified to do long exposure (several seconds) captures.

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