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At last stacked successfully with Registax.

Still too noisy, used LR to tone down the noise, played with Neat v8, but could not improve on LR image.

Shots taken using Pany 400mm, manual focus, and single shot with mech. shutter.
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Re: Tonights Moon

What ISO and shutter speed did you use ?

I found this software works really well on Moon shots.

http://www.phasespace.com.au/download.html

You can download a trial version (64bit is best) for free and use it indefinitely. The only limitation is you can't save the finished file so you have to take a screen shot if you choose not to buy it.

It works best with large tif files so if possible use them. The enhance image tab is where it all happens.
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Re: Tonights Moon

Thanks for that link. I will certainly try that.

The series of moon shots were taken using F7.1, 1/80th and ISO64.

Taken very quickly, and the first time I have got Registax to work properly!!

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Re: Tonights Moon

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Thanks for that link. I will certainly try that.

The series of moon shots were taken using F7.1, 1/80th and ISO64.

Taken very quickly, and the first time I have got Registax to work properly!!

Thanks agan...

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At 1/80th sec you are going to get some slight motion blur from the moons motion and earth rotation.

I would recommend a minimum shutter speed of at least 1/200th sec if not faster.
Also, use spot for exposure measurement as the moon is actually very bright.
I find its best to slightly underexpose the shot to avoid blowing out highlights.


Registax is tempremental for sure.

An alternative is Autostakkert2 which some find more relieable. Its also free.
Can get it here :

http://www.autostakkert.com/wp/download/

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Re: Tonights Moon

I find Registax quite dependable and flexible to use.
What problems were you having Mark?
There is a good walk through here

Your moon image does look a little like there was motion blur or some kind of movement present. Were you using a tripod with body (and lens) stabilisation off? Remote or timed shutter release?
As Dave says I would go for a higher shutter speed and ISO200 which offers more DR.
How many images did you stack?
What were the environmental conditions like? Was it breezy?
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Re: Tonights Moon

Thanks Huw,

This is an ongoing problem for me. Sometimes get reasonable results other times just rubbish. This is midway!!


Used my Em1 mk 2, ISO 64, 1/80 sec at F7.1. Panasonic 100-400mm at full throttle (400mm). Actually taken indoors, with the stable door open. Kitchen (nor stable!!) faces eastish, and has a good view of the moon at this time of day/night (5am)

On a tripod, but still used IBIS as the tripod seemed a bit shakey. Tripod is a Manfrotto thing.Used a remote control release, and took maybe 20 shots in swift succession. Stacked in Registax.


Have had better results handheld to be honest.
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