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If you want the 'free' route then stack your images in Deep Sky Stacker (DSS) and then post process them in 'The Gimp'. Other suitable post processing programs that work well are PhotoShop Elements, PhotoShop (the full version) and PaintShop Pro.

Lots of people use DSS for stacking but I have also used Registax on DSLR images to good effect but currently use MaximDL but the latter cost me deep in the purse!

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Might be worth you buying "Digital SLR Astrophotography" by Michael A Covington. Also "Every Photon Counts" by Steve Richards (see Steppenwolf's post above) available from FLO. I am currently reading and rereading them both so I can get started myself! (Usual disclaimer for both books).

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I've got a PaintShopPro X ( freebie last year) good for layers and general image manipulation/ improvement; does everything that photoshop does but I don't know if the astronomical PS add-ons work with PSP.


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