Half Moon

Discussion in 'Astro Photography' started by Craig Zerbe, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Craig Zerbe

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    Mosaic of 20 images, taken with a 640x480 video camera. 11" SCT - May 2000
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    Incredible reminder of what can be done with what now seems like primitive sensor technology. Nice details.
     
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    Can you see Armstrong's footprints?
     
  4. Craig Zerbe

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    On a night of exceptional seeing, I could make out something the size of a football stadium... so no footprints or flags....
     
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    So cool looking Craig! I love the detail in this, and like Alan, it’s so amazing the detail you could get out of that old technology.
     
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    This is great!
     
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    Very nice Craig! That is some very excellent detail, not only excellent technique but very good post processing to get these results from your stack of frames. I am also guessing this is a mosaic, as it is higher rez than the camera you were using. That adds yet another level of complexity that you have managed masterfully in this image.

    One of the better moon images I have seen in truth.

    Wondering what software you used for post processing (Registax? Autostakkert? Other?) and what frame rate you were putting on your target?

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    Yes with 640 x 480 image sets this was a mosaic of 20-30 images (can't remember now). I used Registax (I actually helped beta test the original version - many years ago) I have a number of these taken at different phases.
     

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