98% waning moon, 2-panel mosaic

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98% waning moon, 2-panel mosaic

Post by turfpit » Thu May 23, 2019 10:24 pm

A 98% waning moon which had risen 2 hours prior to capture. 1600x1427 image at https://www.astrobin.com/407043/.

Equipment used was a Vixen 81s + Atik 314E on a Celestron AVX mount. An IR Cut Filter was used to reduce glare.

SharpCap 3.2 was used to capture 100 FITS frames for each panel using MONO16 with exposure 8ms. SiriL was used to register & stack the best 50% of frames in each panel. Microsoft Image Composite Editor (ICE) was used to stitch the 2 panels. Final processing was carried out in GIMP, Filters > Enhance > Sharpen (Unsharp Mask) and Contrast with a slight adjustment in Curves.

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[Atik Camera]
Debayer Preview=Off
Capture Area=1391x1039
Colour Space=MONO16
Output Format=FITS files (*.fits)
Frame Rate Limit=Maximum
Actual Temperature=0
Heat Sink Temperature=0
Timestamp Frames=Off
Banding Threshold=35
Banding Suppression=0
Apply Flat=None
Subtract Dark=None
#Black Point
Display Black Point=0
#MidTone Point
Display MidTone Point=0.5
#White Point
Display White Point=1

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