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DEC 18TH - MOON 99.9%, 14.5 DAYS.


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I was pleased to see the Moon, its been a rare event recently.  People tend to to avoid obseving it at this time, mainly because many sources say its the least favourable time to observe it. Of course, apart from being the best time to observe the ray systems and some albedo features, it has a wonderful stark beauty when full.

I observed with the Altair 80 ED-R, and then took some single frames with the Olympus, the frame below taken at 9.38 pm.  Because my laptop is having a nervous breakdown, I had to process this with the phone's software.  I'm not sure if it's any better or worse  than my usual offerings 😄.

Any suggestions of any, preferably free, image manipulation apps which are good would be appreciated 😊.

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I use Firecapture for shooting movies of the moon, and Autostakkert for stacking/processing the pictures from the movie.

Moon, shot 19th Dec 2021, 57 frames, stacked the 50% best, processed with 1.5 drizzle:

 

 

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Then reprocessed with 1.5 drizzle and 10% sharpen:

 

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Re-read your post, I guess you asked about phone apps. I dunno...

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Snapseed is a very good phone  processing app, and free. Two of my better efforts, single shots through an 8" reflector on a Samsung A6 and processed in Snapseed. 20211021_213739-02.thumb.jpeg.3f82d0bf1686358b3f7d8b00a45fab61.jpeg20211210_211909.jpg.37a417295e8e202e85f8bbda8a3c6d41.jpg

 

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More info & fat fingers!
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1 hour ago, Dark Vader said:

Snapseed is a very good phone  processing app, and free. Two of my better efforts, single shots through an 8" reflector on a Samsung A6 and processed in Snapseed. 20211021_213739-02.thumb.jpeg.3f82d0bf1686358b3f7d8b00a45fab61.jpeg20211210_211909.jpg.37a417295e8e202e85f8bbda8a3c6d41.jpg

 

Many thanks  that's very helpful - I'll take a look at Snapseed 😊.

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Looks pretty good to me @paulastro 👍. I tend to use PS Express for lunar and planetary processing. Snapseed is very good to but I tend to use it more for deep sky images. The curves features is excellent for reducing sky background brightness for instance.

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1 hour ago, Stu said:

Looks pretty good to me @paulastro 👍. I tend to use PS Express for lunar and planetary processing. Snapseed is very good to but I tend to use it more for deep sky images. The curves features is excellent for reducing sky background brightness for instance.

Many thanks Stu.  Is PS Express an app?  Most of my snaps are lunar and solar so if it is an app and is good enough for you, I'll take a look at it.  Thanks again 😊.

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3 minutes ago, paulastro said:

Many thanks Stu.  Is PS Express an app?  Most of my snaps are lunar and solar so if it is an app and is good enough for you, I'll take a look at it.  Thanks again 😊.

Hi Paul, yes it’s an app. I can’t recall if it’s chargeable or not, but it works well for me.

 

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