Saturn, Dione, Enceladus & Tethys....
Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:20 AM
Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:28 AM
Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:42 PM
Very well done! Saturn's colors are beautiful and brilliant the way they should be, and you've resolved the complete C-Ring and captured its true (observable) deep "Ice-Blue" color, most saturn images show the Crepe Ring as just plain grey looking, when it is not. Congratulations on your excellent processing!
Clear skies, Dan
Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:18 PM
Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:33 PM
of it's moons Darryl.
Beautiful, you've left me speachless!!
Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:34 PM
Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:26 PM
The Crepe Ring is most certainly a tough aspect to process satisfactorily Dan; as you say it's easiest to just make it that grayish appearance but even then it's a challenge and easy to dim/lose in processing: levels, curves, sharpening and gamma are some of the applications that can help or hinder its' appearance and when I'm lucky it's usually being carefull with gamma changes that assists the best.
Atmospherics allways conspire to alter the regimen adopted for different captures so what works on some doesn't necessarily apply to others.....even to the point where it just becomes too hard to get anything but a gray rendition to this very subtle and intriguing element of Saturn's Rings - noticing that with gamma in "linearity mode" during onscreen captures that the Crepe is usually very visible lead me to judicious gamma manipulations in processings.....but it only works and gives me what i hope for sometimes....!
Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:20 PM
Of course, if the seeing manifests itself like it did for Jupiter a few nights back I wouldn't hesitate to target him again also..!