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DeRealDeano

Hi Guys, trust you all and your families are keeping safe during this pandemic.

 

I'm new to the hobby but have always been a massive fan of astronomy. Recently I got myself a beginner setup using what I had etc. 

 

Camera: Nikon D3200 

Telescope: Celestron AstroMaster 114

Other Bits: the usual T-ring etc. 

 

So the drama is, with the last full we had for the year, I thought I would start taking some picture as suppose to just observing as I often did and for my very first attempt at capturing the moon it wasn't too bad but at the same time I would have thought it would have been better.

 

The image came out blurry and I'm not too sure why as the had a remote attached to the camera, the mount was lock (no creeping etc). See image below, would love some feedback and what I can do to improve. 

 

Thanks for listening guys, much appreciated. 

 

Before Lightroom:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Vl_EmGu8dV0MYEuJYOFoS-nFQOt6qfXa

 

After Lightroom:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WvQokdINVJie5BxLvkVj5Z613pBIPPKX

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13 hours ago, RonC said:

Hi Dean, Looks OK, spend a bit more time focusing, what exposure did you use??

Hi @RonC, I will try this although I believe when I took it, it seemed clearer from the camera screen. 

7 hours ago, Bottletopburly said:

Try focusing on a distant tv aerial or far away object during daytime  first .

Hi @Bottletopburly, thanks for this. I will try this when I get another clear sky.

4 hours ago, BAZ said:

If that's your first image then you should be proud of that, it's not perfect, but it's good.

Hi @BAZ, I am very proud of this. I couldn't contain my excitement lol. 

1 hour ago, philjay said:

Hi Dean, welcome

Hi @philjay, thank you.

 

Thank you all for your feedback, I will definitely out all your suggestions together next time I'm out and see what happens. I will update this post with my next shot. 

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Hi Dean.

Reading between the lines here I am assuming this is a single image.

Because of atmospherics you will be extremely lucky to get a good in focus shot of the moon in a single image.

What you need to do is take several images and stack them together in a program like Registax .

The stacked image will remove the blur and your final image will look a lot better.

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2 minutes ago, Graham said:

Hi Dean.

Reading between the lines here I am assuming this is a single image.

Because of atmospherics you will be extremely lucky to get a good in focus shot of the moon in a single image.

What you need to do is take several images and stack them together in a program like Registax .

The stacked image will remove the blur and your final image will look a lot better.

Hi @Graham, I thanks for your suggestion. I will try stacking next time.

 

Really appreciate it. 

 

Thanks much. 

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Because of the rapid shutter speed you will be using try taking around 50 shots and stack them together.

Basically the more shots you take the better and the less noise you will have.

The results will amaze you.

 

I use a video cam on the moon and I will usually take and stack 5000 frames

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DeRealDeano

these small tips I have been getting will definitely make my other attempt worth it 🙂 

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