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#1 The_8_Bit_Zombie

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Posted 14 August 2020 - 06:45 AM

Going through some of my backlogged data - been a lot of clear nights here lately! I can't decide on the processing for this one, so I figured I'd ask you all. The one on the left was sharpened using dyadic wavelets, and the one on the right was sharpened normally. I'm torn on which one I like better - the dyadic sharpening brought out some more detail but it also seems a bit over-processed to me. Perhaps somewhere between the two? Opinions welcome!

 

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I also tried Kokatha Man's process to reduce the rind around the edge - worked quite well!


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#2 The_8_Bit_Zombie

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Posted 14 August 2020 - 06:48 AM

Also I can't quite pin down why but something about both images seems a bit...blurry (?) to me. Curious if anyone else sees this. Maybe I've just been staring at it for too long lol.gif



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Posted 14 August 2020 - 07:29 AM

The first one look great to me, the second one does not look out of focus to me, but like it's hazy...very nice images!!


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Posted 14 August 2020 - 09:42 AM

They're both very good, but I agree - something between the two might be best.  They don't look blurry, but they are quite dark.  Perhaps stretch the histogram a bit in Registax (or the levels in Photoshop).


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Posted 14 August 2020 - 10:40 AM

The one on the right is more natural looking, maybe 1/4 towards the left smile.gif


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Posted 14 August 2020 - 08:51 PM

Nice images again Zombie! waytogo.gif waytogo.gif  I think they are fine btw...when you get uber-crisp fine details etc, you probably should've bought a lottery ticket instead of gone out imaging! ;)


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#7 The_8_Bit_Zombie

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Posted 15 August 2020 - 05:23 AM

Thanks for the replies and opinions everyone!

 

Here's a middle ground version, a blend between the two:

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And here's a blend that leans more towards the less sharpened side:

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I brightened them both up as well - thanks for the tip KiwiRay! Didn't notice they were a bit dark.

 

Nice images again Zombie! waytogo.gif waytogo.gif  I think they are fine btw...when you get uber-crisp fine details etc, you probably should've bought a lottery ticket instead of gone out imaging! wink.gif

Thanks. Still hoping for an uber-crisp fine detail day! Though this may be the best I can do, at least with Mars' current apparent size. The seeing was quite excellent last week so I'm not sure if I can pull out much more detail than this. I feel like it should be possible to bring out some more detail with a C11 though


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Posted 15 August 2020 - 07:29 AM

Good images waytogo.gif


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