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How to Stack and Stitch Panoramas of the Stars: A Complete Guide

One year ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Here's a 24-minute tutorial by photographer Ian Norman of Lonely Speck that looks at how you can stack and stitch panoramas of the night sky. Norman says these are his two favorite techniques for maximizing the image quality of astrophotos.
First of all, when shooting the frames of your panorama, it's important to make sure you have around 50% overlap between each shot.
In this example, Ian is shooting with his camera in a portrait orientation. He's first capturing a row of the sky, and then a row of the ground. This means you need to stack two separate panorama files before merging the...
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