Jump to content

Banner.jpg.39bf5bb2e6bf87794d3e2a4b88f26f1b.jpg

1st attempts at Lunar imaging with spc 900


bm1980
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 27
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Hi and thanks for the positive coments everyone. how do i create a mosaic? is there any good tutorials on here? also what software do i need to use? and is there any freeware availible for making the mosiac.

Thanks

Ben :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Looking forward to seeing your mosaic of the whole moon!

Thanks chris, i just need some more clear nights as i dont have enough frames to make a mosaic up yet, will post when i can get one made up :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi i managed to stitch a few of the images together using ms ice, i think i can do a lot better but i dont think they are to bad as was my 1st outing with the webcam on the moon. :)

ps i think the 2nd one i left to long between images, this just shows how quickly the shadows on the surface change. But i wasnt intending to do a mosaic with these images because when i captured them i didnt even know how to do it .

Hopefully next time they will be better now i know what i am doing :(

Regards

Ben

post-24720-133877548255_thumb.jpg

post-24720-133877548266_thumb.jpg

Edited by bm1980
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Another useful programme to have is Imerge. It can be used to create mosaics and you can import AVI files straight into Imerge to do a quick mosaic on the fly during your imaging session to check if you have covered the whole of the Moon. Your mount can also be controlled through EQMOSAIC to move it a precise amount so that there is an equal overlap for each pane of the mosaic. You can use this FOV calculator to work out the field of view for various camera / telescope / barlow combinations.

Peter

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Amazing pictures for first try...very impressed you got the focus smack on,very crisp... great work m8...

Thanks i like your images with the lx modded spc 900, i will have to get me one of them :hello2:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Very good first attempt, much better than mine! :hello2:

What settings did you use for the camera?

not sure just played about untill the imaged looked clear and sharp, think was 30fps and gamma and gain turned down unsure of shutter speed ,next time i image the moon i will make a note of them. I am going to try and have a go a saturn tonight with my new 2x barlow :hello2:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.