Finally got around to processing all Lunar Eclipse images

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    Very nice work and well done.
     
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    How beautifully sharp! I love the composition. I may bring the background to a uniform black; bringing just the moons to a single background rather than a square crop of each picture.
    Really, wonderful job!
     
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    Hi Sarah,
    Thanks for the kind words. I did try to bring the background to the same color, but I have to admit, I am not very good at processing images in PS. The Moon images themselves were processed in a different software that allowed me to stack multiple Moon images to ensure I could stretch the images, sharpen them and reduce noise; but in the process, the backgrounds were not consistent and they show as the squares in PS.

    If there is anyone who can help, I wouldn't mind learning!

    Thanks,
    Dhaval
     
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    Hey Dhaval -

    If you have time, google "making selections in photoshop." You should have a lot of luck. Here's one YouTube tutorial I found;

    The Adobe website also has a wealth of tutorials.

    Best!

    - Sarah
     
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    I like the way you did the composite. I got some shots of the eclipse here in Iowa but it was so cold my remote for camera froze and would not work. My shots were not very sharp. I did this composite of two shots _AAA1626eclipseComposite.jpg
     
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    Paul,
    Those are very good pictures of the Moon - it is extremely difficult to shot a Lunar Eclipse, especially if you don't have a tracking mount and don't know what you're doing. This was my first time taking images of the Lunar eclipse, but I do a lot of other astrophotography, so I know some tricks!

    The images that I took were without a tracking mount, just that I took around 20 to 30 images at various phases of the eclipse and then stacked those images in a planetary imaging software. If you were to look at my individual frames, they are not that great (in fact, a lot of them are garbage).

    Thanks for sharing your pics!
     
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    I also tried to do this shot of milky way but there was to much light pollution where I was at. I shot this shot straight overhead. 10 to 12 shots, then stacked with Deep Sky Stacker, then used Photoshop to get this image.
     

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