Deep Sky Stacker is a great tool for stacking light, dark, flat and bias astrophotography frames.
See the link: http://deepskystacker.free.fr/english/index.html
This software is free but only exists on Windows. I’m a Mac user so is it somehow possible to run a windows app on a Mac?
I recently came across a solution on this website: http://starchaser.de/deepskystacker-fuer-mac-osx/
This people simply ported the windows app with wine (a tool for running windows software on linux and other unix-like operating systems) – thank you for that!
The version from Starchaser stopped working for me on High Sierra so I decided to make my own version.
I searched the forums for the specific beta version 3.3.6 that the people at starchaser used. Downloaded it an played around with WineBottler (wine based tool for converting windows software to a mac .app) and finally it worked on High Sierra.
Here is the result:
Use this if you don’t have Wine.app installed on your mac:
Use this if you have Wine.app installed on your mac:
Make shure that you check the settings every time you start DeepSkyStacker. Some settings stay as you left them others don’t. So just double check before you start stacking. DeepSkyStacker should choose the language automatically based on your settings in macOS. If this does not work, please let me know in the comments.