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davefrance

Moon Experiment 13/03

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Tried 3 ways to get tonights moon pic. Do you think there is ay improvement in 2 or 3? Which do you think is best? Comments welcomed.

1) Single shot

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2) 22 shots stacked in registax

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3) 1500+ frames video stacked in registax

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At that size of image I think it's hard to tell, but in my experience stacking and sharpening multiple DSLR frames makes a huge difference.

James

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At that size of image I think it's hard to tell, but in my experience stacking and sharpening multiple DSLR frames makes a huge difference.

James

Thanks James, I'm sure your right, I think there is a marginal improvement in 2 compared to 1 but I think 3 needs work to sharpen it up and not quite sure how best to achieve that at the moment and whether in the end it would be better.

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Nice shots, always good to try a few things out. My preference, favourite first, is: 2, 3, 1.

Though I like 3 as well, it's hard to describe what I like about it, I think it looks a bit more like a NASA photo from ye olde days rather than like viewing through the eyepiece.

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Nice shots, always good to try a few things out. My preference, favourite first, is: 2, 3, 1.

Though I like 3 as well, it's hard to describe what I like about it, I think it looks a bit more like a NASA photo from ye olde days rather than like viewing through the eyepiece.

My choice exactly. Thanks for your comments

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I like shot 1. I've always had trouble stacking the moon and never had a particularly good results yet (probably because I lack a decent barlow for close up mosaics though as I'm still stuck with the Skywatcher original that came with my 'scope).

My best images have always been single shot images (with a bit of post processing in a raw editor) where I've used the biggest screen I can to get focus as sharp as possible and then just taken a batch of five to ten shots (about 1 or so a second) at different speeds at ISO 100 and 200 until I find an image that has beat the seeing and is really sharp.

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I like shot 1. I've always had trouble stacking the moon and never had a particularly good results yet (probably because I lack a decent barlow for close up mosaics though as I'm still stuck with the Skywatcher original that came with my 'scope).

My best images have always been single shot images (with a bit of post processing in a raw editor) where I've used the biggest screen I can to get focus as sharp as possible and then just taken a batch of five to ten shots (about 1 or so a second) at different speeds at ISO 100 and 200 until I find an image that has beat the seeing and is really sharp.

Thanks. I think Shot 1 looks a little warmer in tone and a little softer.

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I preferred 1 overall, but, by just the very smallest margin, the detail just seemed a very tiny bit more like an EP view. 3 was last as it looked a little too bumpy on the edges? (I am really new to this all so take it with a pinch of salt).

I promise I did "back and forth" the images a whole lot, didn't skim and judge :)

All way better than anything I could ever come up with I assure you!

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I preferred 1 overall, but, by just the very smallest margin, the detail just seemed a very tiny bit more like an EP view. 3 was last as it looked a little too bumpy on the edges? (I am really new to this all so take it with a pinch of salt).

I promise I did "back and forth" the images a whole lot, didn't skim and judge :)

All way better than anything I could ever come up with I assure you!

Thank you for spending the time.

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Tried 3 ways to get tonights moon pic. Do you think there is ay improvement in 2 or 3? Which do you think is best? Comments welcomed.

1) Single shot

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2) 22 shots stacked in registax

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3) 1500+ frames video stacked in registax

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Same for last night 14/3

1) Single shot

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2) 22 stacked

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3) Video 500 out of 2000 stacked. 

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