Lunar terminator 7 panel mosaic

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Lunar terminator 7 panel mosaic

Post by turfpit » Tue May 14, 2019 7:35 pm

Captured with a QHY5LII-M + IR Cut Filter on a SkyWatcher 127 MAK. Conditions were Bortle 6 with intermittent 50% high cloud (from Clear Outside app). 70% waxing moon. Full resolution image here https://www.astrobin.com/full/405830/C/?nc=user. The final stitched image is 1912x3652.

Each panel was 500 frames @ 14fps, 1280x960. For each panel, best 25% of 500 stacked in Autostakkert 3 with output saved as a sharpened TIFF. Stitched using Microsoft's Image Composite Editor - takes around 15s to complete. Final processing for contrast, brightness done in GIMP 2.10.


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Re: Lunar terminator 7 panel mosaic

Post by numchuck » Wed May 15, 2019 3:31 pm

That turned out so well ! Do you think that Microsoft program would work well for star fields also ?

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Re: Lunar terminator 7 panel mosaic

Post by turfpit » Wed May 15, 2019 6:38 pm

numchuck

Thanks.

Have a look at https://www.astrobin.com/search/?q=micr ... ice&page=3 , an Astrobin search for Microsoft ICE. Mainly lunar but there are some deep sky mosaics in there.

This search microsoft ice deep sky mosaics turns up plenty of references.

I will be trying this later in the year with the Cygnus region, having only used ICE with lunar up to now.

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Re: Lunar terminator 7 panel mosaic

Post by numchuck » Thu May 16, 2019 3:53 am

Thanks , Dave

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