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Two Versions of Saturn

Started by Wes Higgins, 10/24/2002 08:04PM
Posted 10/24/2002 08:04PM Opening Post
Hi,

I took this image of Saturn last December and
just aligned and processed it again using a
different program (ImagesPlus).
14 image stack taken with an Olympus C-2100
and a 18" Starmaster Dob with tracking .

I'm not sure which image I like the best
the softer one looks best to me when viewed
by it's self but with the hard processed one
it looks slightly to soft to me .

I would like to get opinions on which one
looks the best or maybe both need much work.
I hope to get some new images if this weather
here in Oklahoma will ever clear up .

Thanks,

Wes Higgins


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Posted 10/24/2002 08:45PM #1
They are both great, but I like the first one a bit more. The second shot looks defocused, soft as you said. Awsome picture though. I guess it is just a matter of personal preference.

I definetely have a long way to go with my own attempts.

Congrats...
Miguel
Posted 10/25/2002 11:46AM #2
Left definitely looks better (when they are side by side).
Posted 10/25/2002 01:21PM #3
Looks great either way. Both have good qualities. I prefer the sharper one - I don't think you've sharpened it too far.

Something to try when you have two images like this, both of which have positive qualities: try blending them. For example, a blend of 30% of the soft and 70% of the sharp might be interesting to try.

Ron Wodaski
author of "The New CCD Astronomy"
http://www.newastro.com

Ron Wodaski
New Astronomy Press
http://www.newastro.com