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Danny83uk

Came across this image now to recreate it myself?

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While looking up using mosaic images at x5 barlow to create more detailed surface images i stumbled across this.(Enlarge to see all the magnificiant detail, This is not my image and i take no credit for it).

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Original article Jaw dropping mosaic

So now ive seen this i want to try it myself. Ive seen the option on DSS to create mosaic's but have yet to try it, or even if it would work.

Anyway i jusy wanted to share this splendid piece of photography.

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I would stack each pane in Autostakkert, then do sharpening and wavelets in Registax, taking care to make them match as near as possible in curves/contrast etc then use Microsoft ICE to stitch them.

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I would suggest using software to help you manage the mosaic as well, nothing worse than spending hours building a huge mosaic only to realise that you missed a bit.

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10 minutes ago, D4N said:

I would suggest using software to help you manage the mosaic as well, nothing worse than spending hours building a huge mosaic only to realise that you missed a bit.

perils and pitfalls of a mosaic

You mean like this

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The first time I tried a moon mosaic, I was POSITIVE I had gotten everything, and, after processing and stitching, 2 huge holes...

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52 minutes ago, bottletopburly said:

perils and pitfalls of a mosaic

You mean like this

oh no. I intend to start easy on a small cresent.

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I make these kinds of mosaics with a Celestron C8, and a planetary camera (nowadays the ASI178MM). I get results of 80-110 Mpixel depending on the phase. Moon05012017mosaic.jpg

I typically take 40-60 videos of 1000 frames, stack between 100 and 500 of these depending on seeing, using AS!2 (its batch processing option is brilliant: just open the whole lot in one go), and sharpen each resulting image in ImPPG using deconvolution and unsharp masking. I find this works better than Registax wavelets on the moon and sun, and it allows batch processing. I then stitch the results in MS-ICE. WHen I used the ASI174MM I used to need more videos, due to the lower resolution of that camera. I go over the surface systematically with LOADS of overlap, and have yet to miss a bit (touch wood).

 

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So ive been out. Heres my first attempt.

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Now trying a second with a filter on the lens to take a little of the shine out.

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