SX50 - Tonight's Full Moon

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jakesan
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SX50 - Tonight's Full Moon
Sep 30, 2012

Not bad for my first try.
PP in Photoshop.

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great sharp image..

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Very nice but can you also post the SOOC version please? Thanks!

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HZP wrote:

Very nice but can you also post the SOOC version please? Thanks!

Click on (Original) above the image.

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Henry Falkner wrote:

HZP wrote:

Very nice but can you also post the SOOC version please? Thanks!

Click on (Original) above the image.

I believe he meant the original Straight Out Of Camera unedited version.
It seems to have a fair bit of artifacts once zoomed in.
Without zooming in, it looks very good.

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Yes Mario. Lots of debri zoomed in. That's why I wanted to see the Straight out of camera ( SOOC) pic.

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In reply to HZP, Sep 30, 2012

I 'think' this is the original.
Forgot to mention, this is with 2x digital zoom.

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Wow!

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Thanks J. Looks good sooc.

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HZP wrote:

Thanks J. Looks good sooc.

Quite good I admit. After six months or so the artifacts showing up in the processed pictures may decrease, due to residual thermal noise from the manufacturing process dissipating.

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In reply to Henry Falkner, Oct 1, 2012

It was the first time I used the High Pass filter in PS, I think I overdid it a little.

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jakesan wrote:

It was the first time I used the High Pass filter in PS, I think I overdid it a little.

I have had the Olympus SZ-30MR with 24x zoom and a 16MB BSI CMOS sensor for a year now. For the first few months I was acutely aware of the artifacts I was getting, specifically with moon shots.

Recently I modfied the tele-converter adaptor for an old digicam to work with the SZ-30MR. Here is the result from last night (just as a link so as not to offend the legitimate users of this forum) -

http://www.pbase.com/hfalkner/image/146391424

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jakesan wrote:

It was the first time I used the High Pass filter in PS, I think I overdid it a little.

Hi Jakesan,

I'm just a tourist here (I use Canon 5D II and a Panasonic FZ200 for astro photography), but I have used the High Pass filter a lot. The filter technique is best suited for large sensor cameras, but you might try stacking 10-20 images in PS, and then use High Pass filter. For small sensor cameras I always use very carefull adjustment in contrast by hand (negative mask and brush).

Here is a picture of the Andromeda Galaxy done with FZ200, 25 images, and very carefully use of High Pass, in combination with masks. Do it in stages, not all at once

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wow! how did u do that?

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jakesan wrote:

It was the first time I used the High Pass filter in PS, I think I overdid it a little.

Hi Jakesan,

I'm just a tourist here (I use Canon 5D II and a Panasonic FZ200 for astro photography), but I have used the High Pass filter a lot. The filter technique is best suited for large sensor cameras, but you might try stacking 10-20 images in PS, and then use High Pass filter. For small sensor cameras I always use very carefull adjustment in contrast by hand (negative mask and brush).

Here is a picture of the Andromeda Galaxy done with FZ200, 25 images, and very carefully use of High Pass, in combination with masks. Do it in stages, not all at once

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Hi ehsanPRO fantastic picture. Parallactic mount did you use? Type ?

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Search for "Andromeda" in panasonic forum. I have 3 different threads on the subject. All tech info is there. I had to educate myself
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Simply spectacular photo!

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Simply spectacular photo!

Thanks, but it's actually very simple given todays tech, and a crash course in astronomy, and some research on the net. Most of the software is free, and a tracker is about $300. I did this with the FZ150 (should be easy to do this with sx40 and sx50 and other compacts with 15-30 sec shutter time too) And you guys also have the hack for making as long a shutter time as you want. When the hack is in place for the SX50, I'll probably buy one.

By the way,the Vixen Polarie trecker, also have a setting for moon speed, so you can take pictures with slow shutter time of the moon during lunar eclipses.

Milkyway over my neighbours house:

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In reply to NoRules, Oct 3, 2012

Hi No,

I've been a lurker in the Panny forum for a while and am wow'd by your shots and your mastering of the techniques. It's a long way from when I cobbled together a couple of 6" scopes and EQ mounts.

Thanks for the tips. I'll try some stacks ... if it ever clears up around here!

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