Along with my Mars challenge I also set out to learn stacking techniques on the Moon. I used the same treatment with PIPP, Autostakkert and Registax as for Mars images, https://www.cloudyni...teleconverters/ . TC-20EIII+TC-14E was physically stacked on the 300mm f/4 PF, used mostly 2/3 stop down, on my Nikon 1 AW1 with Ft1 adapter, 15 fps in bursts of 29 frames (full buffer). I stacked about 30% of 780 frames. I managed to make Autostakkert to do the job now without much artifacts opposed to my early attempts. The key here was to set the area for the "alignment points" to maximum (400 pixels). I did not apply any drizzle and used surface mode instead of planet mode.
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There are a few remaining stakking artifacts near the north pole of the moon, so any advice on how to get rid of them would be appreciated.
( I also posted a version of this on the DPR astrophotography forum.)
Edited by otoien, 27 October 2020 - 09:04 PM.