Posts tagged 'Coloured Moon'

Observing Report 16th-17th October 2016 (coloured Moon mosaic)

Posted by on October 20th 2016 in Astrostuff, Observing Reports

Moon-gazing again last Sunday... playing around with a colour video camera on the 6" R-C... 17 clips each of 250 frames, stacked with AutoStakkert!2, coaxed into one mosaic using iMerge (see previous post), tarted up with Photoshop CS3.

The result is better than expected.

Feel free to click on it to see the full version, but be aware that it might take a while to load - it's about 12Mb:


If that's not enough, there's a ~40Mb .bmp version here.

One edge done

Posted by on October 19th 2016 in Astrostuff, Observing Reports

We've now got all of the bits, they're fitting together nicely:


Should be finished soon.

Corner piece

Posted by on October 18th 2016 in Astrostuff, Observing Reports

"The moon is essentially gray, no color; looks like plaster of Paris or sort of a grayish beach sand."
James Lovell, Apollo 8, first transmission from first lunar orbit, 24 December 1968.


More of the jigsaw should follow soon.

Observing Report 29th-30th November 2012 (Another coloured Moon)

Posted by on December 1st 2012 in Astrostuff, Observing Reports

I was out Moon-gazing again the other night. It was so damned cold that I didn't feel the need to use the camera cool-box, the sensor was well below zero throughout the imaging run. This time I decided to get full-frame shots instead of video. With the 1000D on the 6" R-C I took 50 subs with APT, stacked them in K3CCDTools3, applied wavelets in RegiStax and colour-enhanced the result in Photoshop. I reckon it's a bit better than my previous effort:

Observing Report 2nd-3rd and 5th-6th November 2012 (Addendum)

Posted by on November 16th 2012 in Astrostuff, Observing Reports

Nearly forgot about this one!

I was using the Canon EOS 1000D on the 6" R-C scope and trying out the Planetary Mode of BackyardEOS. Using this mode of the software lets me make .avi files which can then be frame-stacked by other software such as RegiStax. The colours are natural, all I've done is to increase the saturation using Photoshop. The result's rough & ready but at least it's a start:

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