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.