Thanks...very much appreciate your thoughts.
Also, I may have, in seeking better “resolution”, over-processed the image.
Also, you are 100% correct on the use of a DLSR w the Q and the moon filter= simply too much glass that really dulls (and darkens) the image.
I am at the juncture where I need advice.
Do you (or others) have any advice regarding the use of the Q with a Canon EOS DLSR with 1. the proper adapters and 2. With the proper adapters and a Brandon lens in the optical train?
I am getting better resolution with the TeleVue 19 mm panoptic lens and an iPhone than I have with the DLSR. But....the resolution is limited and fuzzy on cropping.
Is the 3.5” of aperture just not enough? Visually, the TeleVue through the Q is tack sharp.
So far, with regard to lunar photography, the use of the Q and a Canon with 24.2 MPs are wasted, with smudged and dull shots that do not crop well at all (I am too much a novice to have learned stacking). Versus the iPhone with 9 MP that creates decent single shots after some processing.
I am working on proper focusing through live view of the Canon.
Also, I am experimenting with higher ISO (and concomitant less noise) and faster shutter speed (with perhaps more noise). Is there a happy medium when using a DLSR (the wisdom for a full moon is ISO 100 or 200 and 1/4 or 1/10 second)?
Also, working on maximizing the number of pixels per frame so cropping will be more fruitful.
Should I be using RAW, or RAW L Fine?
I haven’t yet used a Barlow in the optic train other that the Q’s built in Barlow (which of course darkens the image, but does help in getting better resolution).
Finally, I will explore turning video into some good frames. (Is there an easy way to “combine” such videos without having polar alignment and/or guiding or stacking?)
Obviously, I need lots of help. I realize I may simply be stretching the optics. Any ideas or references from you or others in the Q forum would be helpful.