Anyone else here into astrophotography? I'm wanting to get started now I have a DSLR and I keep seeing awesome photos online and am keen to try my hand. I'm still a photoshop noob though unfortunately so I have a while to go yet... I've found plenty of info out there about start trail photos but not much about normal star photography
I was recently in the US and got to take a few cool night photos in the desert. They were only single exposures however (I have the RAWs), but I was wondering if there is much I can do to enhance them and bring out the colours, nebulae, detail, etc and reduce the noise. I've been reading about stacking but you need multiple images of the same scene to do that correct? You can't stack multiple copies of the same file can you? It's the difference in noise between images that makes it work right?
For example what could you suggest to enhance this photo of the Death Valley stars with the glow from Las Vegas in the distance (200 miles away)
Similarly, what about the star field photo?