Photography ~ Lunar–using video for stacking moon pictures, 09/15

Keep the best of many frames and then stack & refine

I use CamRanger to take the shots–this time “mov” files. You only need a few seconds. A minute gives you around 1800 frames. I kept the best 25 frames, using PIPP for that. Next, Registax to stack. For some reason, only the “tif” first batch loaded in Registax and showed the image. Importing into Lightroom and exporting as TIFF files [even with no processing] seemed to resolve. Curious…

Anyway, here is one of 6 vids I recorded to stack 25 to get one image. I processed 4 other vids and kept to one picture I like best. The moon [waning at 28%] is moving as much as it is because I had not yet pointed my tripod to true north. I am using iOptron SkyGuider Pro to track the object of interest, e.g., the moon, sun, planet, or night sky.

Photography ~ Practicing Moon Shots [Waxing Crescent] as It Sets, using my Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens, 07/26

I took a lot more than you see here…

With more time, I will eventually get the shot I want. Moon set tomorrow night is 34 minutes later and larger. If the sky is clear, I may try again…

Event ~ Solar Eclipse–August 21, 2017, more getting ready, 07/12

This time, protection of the eyes from the potentially blinding sun rays, it one looks at sun before or after totality. Of course, that is always the case.

I have basically covered my photographic kit. Today, it is eye protection. I could have ordered glasses or an eclipse board. I chose to make my own–another DIY–this one DIY [# 27] for 2017. I have finished construction and painting [see my comment]. This is what I came up with:


Olivia will decorate has decorated them. That should be interesting!


Photography ~ The Day of the Super Moon, 11/14 [The morning after…]

The clouds permitted 2 peeks and then the moon was gone.

There is nothing super about the size of the moon in these shots. It is too high in the sky and it is now further from the Earth and waning. Nonetheless, still interesting pictures.img_3744-cr2