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Muz

30th April 2015 Moon

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Hello,

The clouds finally decided to have a rest a couple of nights ago, so I went out to take some photos. This is perhaps my favourite result:

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This is a 1080p version of the image, but the original image can be viewed here: http://postimg.org/image/jt7o7l66h/full/

It is the result of about 30 still frames stacked on top of each other in Registax, then processed with the wavelets and Canon DPP.

This is perhaps the first time that I have been reasonably happy with my result, but I am always looking for advice and guidance, so it would be appreciated. Most importantly, I suppose, what are the best settings for the wavelets and what is best to do in DPP? I sort of just fiddle about with them, so actual knowing would be beneficial in future!

Thanks

Murray

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Very nice and sharp. In the full res image, the wavelet processing looks a bit harsh. I have been trying Lucy-Richardson deconvolution plus some gentle unsharp masking on the moon, and got good results. ImPPG is a (free) package that can do this for you:

http://stargazerslounge.com/blog/1400/entry-1808-imppg-image-post-processor/

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Murray , well done full disc, very nice detail . you've gotten some good advice from Michael, I'm a lunnie and have imaged the lunar surface for over 2 yrs. Living my life through the ep.

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Nice result Murray.  Like Michael said, the full-sized version looks a bit harshly processed, but I know this is tricky with DSLR images.  One program you might want to have a look at is Focus Magic:  http://www.focusmagic.com/

I don't use it the whole time, but it is definitely a good tool to have at your disposal and does not cost too much.

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Great everyone, thanks for your feedback and pointers!

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Hi Murray, you have good reason to be more than reasonably happy with that image. Especially using a DSLR. Both focus and exposure look very good. When I get that white border around the limb of the Moon I know I have pushed things too far. Sometimes you can't help it if you want to get something half presentable though. Great effort, keep it up!

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