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I posted an image I took of the moon on May 19th a couple nights ago.
Here's a different version taken the same night and I would like some close inspection of this shot to see if you can detect anything strange about it. Besides maybe my slightly over sharpening a bit to make it "extra crispy".
In fact, I'll post a link to Astrobin's version so you can look at it at full resolution. Tell me if you see anything wrong with the image. I'll give it a few days for comments and feedback before I tell you what I did differently in imaging this shot.
I will say it's the same scope and camera as my previous post on May 19th.

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Re: New Image: Lunar image question

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Looks great to my newbee eye! :D
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Re: New Image: Lunar image question

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very nice take , greg .

darker and closer ?
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From having imaged the Moon quite a few times with a Solar Continuum filter, my first thought was you put a UV/IR cut behind it. After re-reading your post that's probably not it.

You've got me scratching my head... :lol:
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OK, too impatient to wait around a few days for others to comment. Besides, I may have wording my original post wrong. I don't believe there is anything "WRONG" with the image. In fact, that's sort of the reason for me posting it.
The other night when I was shooting the moon with my regular setup, the 152 and 2600mm, I decided to fool around a bit in SharpCapPro and see how the Lunar & Solar Mosaic feature works. Of course with my setup, I'm very easily able to capture the full moon in a single capture using an ROI of 3500x3500 is my normal setting. This time around I reduced the ROI down to around 1000x1000 which then forced me to capture 7 clips in a 2x3x2 configuration. Since I was just playing around, I only captured 200 frames per piece of the puzzle, stacked the best 10 frames for each piece in AutoStakkert, then, here's where the surprise came in.
I opened Microsoft ICE and simple dragged the 7 Tiff files into it and it seemingly absolutely perfectly stitched the pieces together to create this image. I was really blown away that it required no tweaking at all. I spent a great deal of time zooming in and flying around this image to try really hard to find a seam and I just cannot!
Now I want to give this a try on some solar work!!!
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Re: New Image: Lunar image question

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Nope, wouldn't have got it!

MS ICE is good (you have to search long and hard for a copy now) Seems to me that a reduced ROI is an excellent way of getting the frame rate up.
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Very true @Graeme1858 .
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AstroBee wrote: Tue May 21, 2024 10:20 pm I spent a great deal of time zooming in and flying around this image to try really hard to find a seam and I just cannot!
Very cool, Greg. I went onto Astrobin to try to find a seam and I don't see one anywhere!

Nicely done,
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JayTee wrote: Wed May 22, 2024 9:38 pm Very cool, Greg. I went onto Astrobin to try to find a seam and I don't see one anywhere!

Nicely done,
I know, crazy, right?
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And I tried the pano stack in PhotoShop, a very expensive program, several times and it completely trashed it almost every round. ICE, a free program, nails it.
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Oh, BTW, I like the "overcooking"! It adds a certain flavor. :icon-redface: :roll:
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