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Moon 36% waxing crescent 16 part mosaic / finally no white clipping

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:15 am
by Menno555
I finally managed to get a moon mosaic without white clipping. And finally relief and surface markings till close to the lit edge and all sharp :)
It looks a bit "dull" because of that though. I tried to enhance contrast but then the black clipping kicks in and the relief and details towards the edge starts to fade away. Next time I try, I'll see what happens with a bit lower Offset/Brightness: that was now at 10 but I think 5 or 6 would work better.

The full 5000px version can be seen here: The relief and surface details are good visible here.

Meade LX200 8" f/10 ACF OTA
Ioptron CEM25EC mount
Baader IR-Pass 685nm filter
Zwo ASI385MC camera

Captured with SharpCap Pro in Mono8 @ 120fps
10000 x 7ms / Gain 214 / Offset 10 and this times 16

Stacked the best 4% (400 frames) of each set with PlanetarySystemStacker (does a (way) better job than AutoStakkert)

Stitched the 16 parts with Microsoft Image Composite Editor

Processed in Photoshop
Camera Raw Filter: clarity, dehaze, sharpening.
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