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Star trailing in AstroArt 7

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When I stack with AstroArt 7 demo I get weird stars but I am sure I focused good. Why is that and how can I solve it?


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When you ask it to stack are you going into the next tab: Options/auto alignment/ Star pattern + rotation?


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7 hours ago, carastro said:

When you ask it to stack are you going into the next tab: Options/auto alignment/ Star pattern + rotation?


Yes I select Star pattern + rotation

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Sorry I didn't reply before but have had mega computer problems today.  Yes I was going to say the same thing about the single subs, are they round, or mishapen?


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I checked every photo and found one blurry a bit I think a cat touched it when I was away. Thank for every respond.

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