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Ballen ­ Photo
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Dec 20, 2017 15:04 |  #4741

stevieray wrote in post #18522271 (external link)
One day old Moon (0.5% waxing crescent) this evening.

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/22D1​CP9] (external link)0.5% Waning Crescent Moon (external link) by Steve Christle (external link), on Flickr

I find it interesting that right at the edge of the shadow is where all the detail is usually found in this type of shot.
I guess the contrast between light and dark is too great? I find this to be true of all the Moon shots I've either taken or seen.
Nice exposure. :-)


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stevieray
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Dec 20, 2017 17:15 as a reply to Ballen Photo's post |  #4742

Thank you! Yes, even with this thin crescent, the outer edge is much brighter than the shadow edge. I was happy just to get any detail, as seeing is not optimal with the Moon so close to the horizon.
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WestCoastCannuck
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Dec 26, 2017 05:06 |  #4743

Hoping for clear nights soon..... here is one from last year I just processed. :)

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/HWHZ​gZ] (external link)Moon 2016-11-18 (external link) by Mike Nash (external link), on Flickr

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A99ii|Tam15-30|M28-135|M35-105|M80-200G|SAL70400G|Σ50 1.4|CZ135/1.8|Minolta 300/2.8|Minolta 400/4.5

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Dec 27, 2017 06:49 |  #4744

Full moon rising among the clouds. The Acropolis of Athens

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Full Moon rising over the Acropolis of Athens Ανατολή Πανσελήνου πάνω απο την Ακρόπολη (external link) by belas62 (external link) on Flickr



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Dec 28, 2017 08:51 |  #4745

Rookie question here: What are you guys stacking with ? Registax? PS? Other?


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Dec 28, 2017 10:11 |  #4746

J-Blake wrote in post #18527846 (external link)
Rookie question here: What are you guys stacking with ? Registax? PS? Other?

I use Autostakkert!2 (stacking & flat calibration (flat only applies to my high magnification stuff)) (version 3 is available these days)
I process the rest via imPPG (histogram stretch & deconvolution, subtle subtle use)
Then finalize everything in Photoshop (minor stuff) (highpass filters (subtle subtle use), contrast adjustment)

Very best,


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Dec 29, 2017 08:09 |  #4747

MalVeauX wrote in post #18527915 (external link)
I use Autostakkert!2 (stacking & flat calibration (flat only applies to my high magnification stuff)) (version 3 is available these days)
I process the rest via imPPG (histogram stretch & deconvolution, subtle subtle use)
Then finalize everything in Photoshop (minor stuff) (highpass filters (subtle subtle use), contrast adjustment)

Very best,

Thanks Martin! the price looks right on these. 8^) Just wondering, do you use these for just moon shots or other subject matter as well?


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Dec 29, 2017 08:31 |  #4748

J-Blake wrote in post #18528591 (external link)
Thanks Martin! the price looks right on these. 8^) Just wondering, do you use these for just moon shots or other subject matter as well?

AutoStakkert or Registax can be used for the moon and planets and the sun, those targets mostly done with videos more than long exposures and subs, so in short term, "SOLAR SYSTEM".


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Dec 29, 2017 12:23 |  #4749

J-Blake wrote in post #18528591 (external link)
Thanks Martin! the price looks right on these. 8^) Just wondering, do you use these for just moon shots or other subject matter as well?

I am also still learning.... I wish I had known about that imPPG program - price is right!

Since I shoot only the moon, and with a DSLR in single shot mode... I need a program to pre align them before stacking.

I use PIPP. (free)
then Autostakkert!2 for stacking. (free)
Then Astra Image for processing stacked file. Deconvolution, etc. Not free - but powerful flexible program. Seemingly infinite variations of various sharpening and enhancing tools. I mostly just use the various deconvolution routines. (there are several)
Final adjustments in LR.


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Dec 29, 2017 20:49 |  #4750

J-Blake wrote in post #18528591 (external link)
Thanks Martin! the price looks right on these. 8^) Just wondering, do you use these for just moon shots or other subject matter as well?

I use them for solar & lunar. I use it for some minor planetary too. Everything except DSO basically.

Very best,


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Dec 30, 2017 21:06 |  #4751

Moon: 94.2%
Waxing Gibbous

-15 F outside at the time of the shot.

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Dec 30, 2017 22:14 |  #4752

Another hazy night for shooting the moon using my a7rIII + 100-400 GM + 2x extender.

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Dec 31, 2017 05:56 |  #4753

I think I need t learn a thing or two but....my first effort with my new lens and borrowed body..

Took me a while to figure out I needed full manual.

New Years Eve 2017 ....a bit of ocean haze to contend with

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Dec 31, 2017 11:11 |  #4754

shady954 wrote in post #18529914 (external link)
Took me a while to figure out I needed full manual.


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You don't need full manual...




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Jan 01, 2018 05:46 |  #4755

Had another crack at it tonight with my camera.
There's not a great deal of difference in the shots...I've toned this one down in Lightroom but the clarity is much closer than what I expected considering the two different cameras

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