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Offline jdonald

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Working on images of the Moon
« on: 2012 February 15 10:32:43 »
I know I am still new and all but I am wondering if there are any tutorials on working with images of the moon?  I can do basic things but it would be extremely helpful and useful if I can use PixInsight to work on lunar images or planets?  Not stacking and capturing just processing.  Would save money in buying other software as well ;)

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Jeff

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Re: Working on images of the Moon
« Reply #1 on: 2012 February 15 11:45:52 »
check out this tutorial, it is very good:

http://pixinsight.com/examples/deconvolution/moon/en.html

also, i think that both the HDR wavelets transform and the local histogram equalization processes can work wonders on images of the moon.


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Re: Working on images of the Moon
« Reply #2 on: 2012 February 15 13:48:15 »
Try also the ATWT and increase the bias at different scales.
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Re: Working on images of the Moon
« Reply #3 on: 2012 February 16 03:47:50 »
I am still tweaking but this is a quick process of old data I kept just for this purpose:

Old Image


oldprocess by AstroJeff, on Flickr

New Image:


newprocess by AstroJeff, on Flickr

I used my Celestron 102SLT Refractor on the Nexstar Alt Az Mount and the old Celestron Neximage.  Not sure of the stack.  I am looking at getting the new 5mp Neximage for planetary / Lunar work.  All I did was use Histogram Transformation, HDR Wavelets and Unsharp (I assume this sharpens?).

Thanks,
Jeff