Two Panel Moon Mosaic

The Moon on Nov 30, 2017. 2 panel mosaic of 50 frames each, TV-85 at F/5.6, Toupcam Sony IMX224 eyepiece camera.

On Thursday, November 30, 2017 I tried my luck with “lucky imaging” of the moon.   I set the capture to 100 frames each and took top, middle and bottom images of a waxing moon a few days from full.

I ended up using only the top and bottom panels since there was enough overlap with the TV-85 and the Toupcam IMX224 camera in those two panels.  Each panel is the best 50 frames.

After a basic levels adjustment for all layers , I used the wavelets filter in the Astra Image Photoshop plug-in to do an initial sharpening of the merged image and then a SmartSharpen filter to finish it off.  No other processing was done to the image beyond the above.

Update:  Friday, Dec 1, 2017 moon image with the same setup as the above.

The Moon on Dec 1, 2017. 2-panel mosaic with 100 frames per panel. It was taken with a TV-85 at F/5.6 and a Rising Tech Sony IMX 225 CMOS camera.

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