Emil's interesting post on speckle interferometry and his amazing solar image got me thinking about an old program called specklem1. So I dusted it off and ran my last good Jupiter's L channel thru it and AS2! to see if I could see any differences.
Mert is the real expert on this software and has written a very useful guide. I basically just used the defaults. It isn't an intuitive program, and doesn't handle large AVIs, so you are forced to do some pre-processing. It's also very slow. So it's hard to decide about benefits at this stage.
Here is a comparison between Specklem1 ( left image, first 2500 frames of the capture) and AS2!(25% of 6400 frames used). No further processing was done on the specklem1 image. The AS version had some mild wavelets and I tried to balance the contrast a bit, but I didn't want to overdo the processing too much and ruin the comparison. No drizzle on this either.
To my eye, the specklem1 version seems to be a tad more contrasty so the details stand out more, and they are a little more defined out to the rim. I need to do a proper run thru with different settings. There are a myriad and I haven't a clue what they all do or mean, so it will all be trial and error. When I get that figured out, I'll put together a proper LRGB for your inspection. Probably won't be fore a few days though.
So I want anyone's opinions and suggestions on this. Especially if you know the program (Mert, are you watching )
PS, sorry they are so small... I wanted to get them side by side and had to stay within the image guidelines.