Live Stack Color Display from Individual Filters

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dts350z
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Live Stack Color Display from Individual Filters

Post by dts350z » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:08 pm

Forgive me if this feature is already there, as I admit I haven't tried live stacking yet.

I'm wondering if Live Stacking could be made to present a color (or false color) image built up from multiple stacks from different filters on a monochrome camera.

E.g.
Select the Red filter, live stack until a nice mono image is displayed, Freeze it.
Select the Green filter, live stack until a nice mono image is displayed, Freeze it.
Select the Blue filter, live stack until a nice mono image is displayed, Freeze it.

Now display the RGB from the three stacks.

It could work the same for NB:

Select the NB filter you will assign to Red, say Sii, live stack until a nice mono image is displayed, Freeze it.
Select the NB filter you will assign to Green, say Ha, live stack until a nice mono image is displayed, Freeze it.
Select the NB filter you will assign to Blue, say Oiii, live stack until a nice mono image is displayed, Freeze it.

Now display the false color RGB from the three stacks.

Here is an application for this. Let's say I want to have a nice Deep Space Imaging platform at a remote site. I'll want a mono camera and 7 position filter wheel for maximum quality/flexibility for imaging, BUT, I would also like to do live streams for public outreach, etc. so color in "near" real time would be important, but I can't swap cameras on the fly since it's remote.

Thanks for considering.

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