This is my first attempt to shot stars using photo staking to reduce noise. I captured the Orion belt and the Orion nebula.
30 staked shots, Canon 1000d, Canon 50mm f1.8, f3.5 6s 1600 ISO. Basic preprocessing of RAWs with darktable. Alligned with hugin and combined with enfuse. Final processing with darktable.
Here is an example of JPG obtained from the RAW files. Only small exposure and white balance correction applied.
I was hoping to record much more little stars and nebulosity details. Unfortunately, in my region light pollution is quite high and the background luminosity is quite intense. For sure I need to change location: I hope to go to the Alps one of the coming week-ends, whether permitting.
Maybe there are some limitations with my budget equipment. I’m sure that the 1000d sensor performance are not up to par with modern high-end sensors.
I’m a very beginner with astrophotography and staking. Any comment or suggestion is welcome!