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Andrew*

Colourful moon *(now with reprocess!)

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I got out last night and got these shots of the moon with my ED120. I've stacked 40 frames for maximum colour data, then boosted it to emphasise the natural colour variation on the moon. First is the natural version.

I'd welcome any comments/tips about the colour-saturation. I've seen pictures which show much more variation than the standard blue/brown, and I was wondering how that's done.

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Lunation: 17 days

Camera: Canon 450D

Exposure: 1/320 second at ISO 100

Scope: ED120 at f/7.5

Stacking: 40 frames stacked in Avistack

Post processing: colour saturated in Photoshop

Hope you like!!

Andrew

Edited by Andrew*

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That is a really cool image the colours look great to me but I am slightly colour blind so cant comment on its accuracy but it looks fantastic great job.:)

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Thanks!

Here's a rework, in which I've pushed the colour more agressively, and I think improved the balance quite a bit.

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Hi Andrew, that is exceptional - get a really good sense of the different materials and the sequence of events - Tycho Kepler and Copernicus ray spreads really show up well. - Have you looked at the maps over at the Lunar and Planetry Institute for surface materials?

Amazing image many congratulations

Rob

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Hi Andrew, I really like the first colour image. The second one is also really good but a bit too much maybe, but thats just my opinion.

Water on the moon??? :eek:

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Thank you for the comments, guys :eek:

Simon, yes, it's very much debatable how far you go with the colour-enhancing. Some go even further than I have, and some manage to do that but get a much wider range of colours than just the orange/blue. It's quite challenging, actually.

Andrew

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They are excellent and it looks like a fun challenge, next time I'm sitting down in front of PS (you do use PS for this???) I'll load up one of my lunar images and have a go.

Really well done with them though, very nicely done.

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They are excellent and it looks like a fun challenge, next time I'm sitting down in front of PS (you do use PS for this???) I'll load up one of my lunar images and have a go.

Really well done with them though, very nicely done.

Yes, I use PS (CS3). Please do post them up.

Cheers

Andrew

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Very impressive Andrew! Really like the natural one. :)

Michael

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Very nicely done Andrew, the colours have come out really well... of the two,I think I prefer the first one.

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Yes, in retrospect the over-coloured one has gone too far. May have to revisit it from the start - always helps I've found!

Andrew

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