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20-Frame Lunar Mosaic, 


            Scott Tucker

20-Frame Lunar Mosaic

Technical card

Imaging cameras:ZWO ASI174Mini

Mounts:Astro-Physics 900GTO

Software:photoshop cc

Date:Jan. 5, 2020

Time: 19:40

Frames: 50

FPS: 7.00000

Focal length: 3800

Seeing: 3

Resolution: 5700x6400

Locations: Backyard, Tucson, AZ, United States

Data source: Backyard


Since it only wants to be clear when the moon is out, I guess I will image the moon. This is a 20-frame, 36-megapixel mosaic taken with a home-built 7.5" f/20 Dall-Kirkham. Each frame is the best 50 stacked out of 100. I would normally do more frames, but had not tried a mosaic before and decided to go easy in case I botched the framing, plus I was using my guide camera which is only USB2 and putts along at 7 fps. The seeing was average, which from my backyard is great! I stacked the frames in AutoStakkert 2, aligned and merged them in Microsoft ICE, then sharpened with wavelets in Registax, with final touch ups in Photoshop.



Scott Tucker
License: None (All rights reserved)


20-Frame Lunar Mosaic, 


            Scott Tucker