Category Archives: Moon

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.

The Moon on Oct 23, 2017

The Moon on Oct 23, 2017. 1 x 0.5 sec @ ISO 400, TV-85 at F/5.6, Canon T3.

The moon was low and setting in the west when I took this shot.   Earth-shine was very pretty and I tried to capture how it looked, but the bright part always gets over-exposed.    But, you get the idea.   🙂

The Full Moon of Feb 9, 2017

The Full Moon Feb 9, 2017,  (Feb 10, 2017, 01:23 UT.)   6 frames @ 1/800th sec stacked. TV-85 at F/5.6, Canon T3, Atlas EQ-G w/EQMOD.

This is six frames taken at 1/800 sec @ ISO 100 using the TV-85/Canon T3 combo.  I did an offset removal on each frame in IRIS and then median stacked them.   One round of sharpening and wavelets in IRIS, too, but that was it.  Contrast adjustment in PS and then posted here.