Moon Images


Processing my Images of the Moon

This is the method that I've used to process these images of the Moon.

1) I take 3 to 5 short video's of the Moon, each video is set at a different exposure.  The video's are between 10 to 30 seconds long. I set the exposure so that the first image is slightly over exposed and I reduce the exposure so the last video is slightly under exposed.
2) I process the video's using PIPP to create either AVI or SER files, so I can input them into stacking software.  AVI files can be used with Registax and SER files can be used with Autostakkert.
3) I stack the images from the video's using either Registax or Autostakkert. 
4) I use Registax to sharpen the images using Wavelets. 
5)If I'm not happy with the sharpening, I may use Topaz AI to do some additional sharpening.
6) I then HDR process the 3 to 5 images with Photomatix.
7) Finally I used Photoshop to make sure exposure and contrast are to my liking.


 
Day 1 (1 Day 4 hours 33 Minutes) Day 2 (2 Days 6 hours 30 minutes) Day 3 (3 Days 23 hours 26 minutes)

Day 4 (3 Days 23 hours 30 Minutes) Day 5 (4 Days 23 hours 28 minutes) Day 6 (6 Days 8 hours 49 minutes)

Day 7 (7 Days 1 hour 38 Minutes) Day 8 (8 Days 7 hours 54 minutes) Day 9 (9 Days 8 hours 21 minutes)
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