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    Red face Eyepiece projection is fun

    Moon is a fun subject. It's almost always there, and easy to line-up in the potic, even without a polar alignment...as tracking the ecliptic is wicked simple.



    So...this is a no crop, full frame at ED80 with a 25mm Meade eyepiece:

    Sort of boring, been there seen that....got no t-shirt.



    Now, stuff a 10mm eyepiece into the holder, and BINGO!

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    Cropped a bit and cleaned up in Lightroom


    My next thing to do, when I get a free moment will be to take maybe 100 images in the same area and stack them in Registax6. I'll really need to try to figure out a focusing method that is 'better', as the atmosphere movement is difficult to predict, I'm hoping the stacking of that many more images will help the final image.....





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    Great images Scott.

    I don't get a chance to peer through a telescope as often as I used to but your images bring back memories. Your second shot in particular is excellent.

    The alignment and stacking parts of Registax are fairly straight-forward. It's the wavelet de-noise that is really painful to figure out. I still haven't found a good recipe to this day.

    You can also record a video to get a lot of images in a short time (i.e. 60 fps). Registax will identify the better samples but I typically exclude the first few and last seconds to disregard camera shake when pressing the video button.

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    Stef

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    I've read a little bit about the Registax6 stuff, and so far I'm looking at having to convert the video file from a Sony a7ii to just about anything else in order for the software to use it. That might be pretty straight forward to some, but I only see it as an additional expense, or worse....virus bound software that is 'free' on the interwebs. Either is something I really want.

    I just did finish a mosaic of ten full frame shots in Lightroom, but I'm not totally pleased with the outcome....it all seems rather 'soft'. So instead of posting 'crapola', I'll try to find a better series of photo's and redo the post-processing.



    Scott (need a better eyepiece too) B

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    Fantastic work Scott and thank you for sharing all the details and technical information for those curious The results speak for themselves! It's hard to pick a favorite....

    Thanks again for sharing,
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    WOW! impressive! I'm getting in late on lunar photography, just starting. Ive been trying to get a good shot but the atmospheric refraction from rising heat (I guess) is really bad here. I'm wondering if maybe summer or early autumn would be better? Or if there is a time of night or weather condition that is best for lunar images?
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    Now thats what I call getting close to the moon.
    Have to agree that its fun shooting the moon.
    So much more details in your shot that anything I have got.
    So more than well done on that.
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