I cannot stack stars in DSS Deep Sky Stacker with Altair Camera?

There are 3 main reasons why Deep Sky Stacker struggles to stack stars:


1 – The star detection threshold is too low (change setting 1, and read this FAQ about dim images and 16 bit stretching with Altair Cameras).

2 – The software is picking up noise or bright pixels instead of stars (try changing setting 2)

3 – The stars are too blurry (example 3 – improve your focusing with Bahtinov mask or using SharpCap PRO focus assist)

4 – A combination of all the above!