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ED100 mosaic on the 13th


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Thought I would get out there earlier to miss the fog that was forecast. Seeing was much better than the 11th, here at least. About forty panes taken through an ED100 at prime focus with an ASI 178. Its a nice camera to use and I'm pleased with the detail visible when  you zoom in. I use imerge to stitch the images together but there may be better software out there. I find it a bit fiddly but that may be just me ! Let me know if you think thee is  better software.  Thanks. Trevor

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4 minutes ago, vlaiv said:

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Why so much?

Using the ASI 178 at prime focus  only covered a small area of the moon at the frame size I was using. With overlap to stitch together I needed that amount of frames. 

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Just now, Trevor N said:

Using the ASI 178 at prime focus  only covered a small area of the moon at the frame size I was using. With overlap to stitch together I needed that amount of frames. 

I'm surprised as I've used ASI178 with 1300mm FL and needed only dozen panels to get full mosaic.

With lunar imaging you don't need very high FPS as you can image for longer period of time - you are not restricted by planetary rotation like with Jupiter or Saturn. For that reason there is no need for small ROI.

I'm also guessing that there is not much field curvature with F/9 scope and ASI178mm is only 8.9mm diagonal sensor - again, no need for ROI to avoid aberrations.

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1 hour ago, Trevor N said:

Thought I would get out there earlier to miss the fog that was forecast. Seeing was much better than the 11th, here at least. About forty panes taken through an ED100 at prime focus with an ASI 178. Its a nice camera to use and I'm pleased with the detail visible when  you zoom in. I use imerge to stitch the images together but there may be better software out there. I find it a bit fiddly but that may be just me ! Let me know if you think thee is  better software.  Thanks. Trevor

ED100 ASI 178 pf 13-01-22 a.jpg

Nice result Trevor looks smooth and detailed. I like your levels too. Also not too dark nice and vibrant. I used imerge in the past. I think you would like Microsoft ICE its a lot better. They dont have it anymore. But i belive someone on the forum had the files saved somewhere hopefully someone knows. But yes its worth trying. One of the best ive seen from your ED 100 i think. 

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4 hours ago, neil phillips said:

Nice result Trevor looks smooth and detailed. I like your levels too. Also not too dark nice and vibrant. I used imerge in the past. I think you would like Microsoft ICE its a lot better. They dont have it anymore. But i belive someone on the forum had the files saved somewhere hopefully someone knows. But yes its worth trying. One of the best ive seen from your ED 100 i think. 

Thanks Neil. Appreciate the comment. I was quite chuffed to be honest. Also pleased I didn’t miss a bit out. Ive done that several times before when I’ve tried to image for a mosaic  !!

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52 minutes ago, Trevor N said:

Thanks Neil. Appreciate the comment. I was quite chuffed to be honest. Also pleased I didn’t miss a bit out. Ive done that several times before when I’ve tried to image for a mosaic  !!

Yes the dreaded letter box hole. Been there done that. its not fun.  Doing one at the moment still not certain if i have it all. On a cliff edge lol

You should be pleased. Seeing was good. You didnt try to over process here. Always tempting with better data. Instead you let the good data speak for itself. 

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