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Dec 04, 2017 02:07 |  #4711

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1. Night before Super Moon. Some thin cloud cover.
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3. Super Moon rising (mountains on the East side of Las Vegas)
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Love your last 3 shots Moose! Job well done!!! ;-)a


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Dec 04, 2017 02:32 as a reply to  @ post 18510065 |  #4712

Nice work dude... terrain where I live doesn't really lend itself for shots like that... very jealous :)

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Dec 04, 2017 03:41 |  #4713

Huh... I did not even know it was a "supermoon". lol

Shot with Sony A99ii + Minolta 400/4.5 + 2X TC. Only fair seeing conditions, 87% humidity, angle at 37 degrees. Later, when it was higher, we were fogged in. 99.5% illumination.

This is a stack of 11 images. (Best 11 of 47) Processed in PIPP, Autostakkert!2, Astra Image, and LR6. (Yeah.. I like messing with moon shots!) Is it better than a single image? Yes. Is it worth all the extra work? Probably not. :rolleyes:

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Dec 04, 2017 09:34 |  #4714

The sky was hazy when I took this 'supermoon' shot on Saturday, Dec 2nd. It was also too high in the sky to get anything in the foreground for added interest. You can see the glow from the haze though.


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Dec 04, 2017 22:04 |  #4715
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Not much contrast due to full moon light but...

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Dec 05, 2017 20:23 |  #4716

From yesterday


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Dec 06, 2017 05:43 |  #4717

Super moon shot, just missed it....

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Dec 06, 2017 07:28 |  #4718

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Super moon shot, just missed it....

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Lovely shot... I feel your pain!


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Dec 06, 2017 14:48 |  #4719

In this case Stacking was of little benefit given all the work.

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Just a single image.
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10 image stack (and lots of time and processing)


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Dec 06, 2017 18:46 |  #4720

Not super moon and not my best - cant wait to try it on my tripod, this one was hand held without any IS/VR.
Oh and AF instead of LV manual.

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Dec 07, 2017 21:26 |  #4721

Little late for the super moon this mornings shot


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Dec 08, 2017 05:42 |  #4722

Well... I picked up another A77ii. Man, I have missed this camera for my moon shooting. ;)

92% humidity..... way too much turbulence for stacking. But I am pretty darn happy with this single exposure. :)

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Dec 09, 2017 00:15 |  #4723

WestCoastCannuck wrote in post #18512126 (external link)
In this case Stacking was of little benefit given all the work.

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92% humidity..... way too much turbulence for stacking. But I am pretty darn happy with this single exposure. :)

I don't know much about about stacking, so I'm asking this because I might learn something, not out of smart-assery. I very rarely stack, and when I do it's only a couple of images done manually for macro work due to the extremely thin DOF; at the distance we shoot the moon from, it seems to me the DOF is sufficient to get the whole thing in focus, so why stack... is it for noise reduction, or perhaps more of an HDR effect... pulling details out of shadows and highlights?

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Dec 09, 2017 01:01 |  #4724

LV Moose wrote in post #18513850 (external link)
I don't know much about about stacking, so I'm asking this because I might learn something, not out of smart-assery. I very rarely stack, and when I do it's only a couple of images done manually for macro work due to the extremely thin DOF; at the distance we shoot the moon from, it seems to me the DOF is sufficient to get the whole thing in focus, so why stack... is it for noise reduction, or perhaps more of an HDR effect... pulling details out of shadows and highlights?

Thanks.

I'm sure there are experts out there that can give you a better answer than I can but I think partly, stacking helps overcome atmospheric distortion. This very short video I made recently in 4k shows how the moon shimmers due to heat distortion.


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Dec 09, 2017 23:09 |  #4725

navydoc wrote in post #18513862 (external link)
I'm sure there are experts out there that can give you a better answer than I can but I think partly, stacking helps overcome atmospheric distortion. This very short video I made recently in 4k shows how the moon shimmers due to heat distortion.

Yeah, I get the heat distortion thing, but how would stacking images help that? For grins, let's say you stack four different images at various opacity, each is "wavy" but in different ways; seem like the final image would be more blurry than any of the single shots; you don't really notice the waves, unless it's shot in a video like the one you posted.

Must be another reason for the stacking.

Orrr...

I could just be stupid. ;-)a


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