Editing of images of the moon

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 01/28/2021 - 18:21

Good photo material to demonstrate various recording and processing techniques for photos of the moon.

Stacking is often used to make as many details as possible visible in an astronomical photo. There are various software programs for this purpose that offset several recordings in a series with one another. At this super moon, a series with a total of 70 pictures was taken at an interval of 4 seconds with the same exposure values ​​(see above). The camera was not moved during this series of photos.

The 70 recordings in the series were stacked with the Fitswork program. The resulting total image was edited on the one hand in Adobe Lightroom and on the other with the more extensive editing options of Adobe Photoshop.

Finally, the post shows a non-stacked photo from the series that was optimized with Lightroom.

The increased level of detail in the stacked photos is surprising. The following gif was created with Photoshop from another series with 150 images, which shows the movement of the moon shortly after its rise over the town of Hüchel in the Hanfbachtal.

Der Aufgang des Supermondes

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Picture 1: Image of the super moon as a result of 70 stacked individual photos and processing in Adobe Photoshop

 

Picture 2: Image of the super moon as a result of 70 stacked individual photos and processing with Lightroom

 

Picture 3: A single photo of the series edited with Lightroom

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