Jump to content

  •  

CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.

Photo

Processing Solar Eclipse Question

3 replies to this topic

#1 Diamond_Enderman

Diamond_Enderman

    Sputnik

  • -----
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 37
  • Joined: 12 Oct 2022

Posted 17 April 2024 - 05:04 PM

Hello, I was able to photograph a little bit of this recent total solar eclipse. I am still a little new to astrophotography, so this was my first attempt in photographing the solar eclipse, and I wasn't able to fully prepare for everything, but it turned out fine. However, my issue is there were some technical difficulties that messed up my timing for the exposure times from doing diamond ring and bailey's beads, (and I was mostly focused on enjoying the actual eclipse) resulting in underexposed images of totality. And I changed the right totality settings too late when clouds started covering it up, and I tried increasing the exposure and it appeared I also did that too late as it was already in the second bailey's beads stage. I took these in burst mode, so I have about 100 photos throughout totality. My question is, is there still a way I can turn these underexposed images of totality and turn them into a more exposed or detailed image? (I'll have to center them). Here are a couple I took:

https://drive.google...iew?usp=sharing

https://drive.google...iew?usp=sharing


Edited by Diamond_Enderman, 17 April 2024 - 05:07 PM.


#2 MalVeauX

MalVeauX

    Voyager 1

  • *****
  • Posts: 12,274
  • Joined: 25 Feb 2016
  • Loc: Florida

Posted 17 April 2024 - 05:06 PM

Hi,

 

Try a shadow lift in pixel editor software? (Not the JPG, do this on the RAW).

 

Looks like it will not be possible, due to the clouds, as lifting anything from shadows is just lifting the illuminated clouds. A targeted curve lift would likely be the only option to raise levels on areas you specifically want exposed up while leaving the rest alone.

 

temp_ec.jpg

 

Very best,


Edited by MalVeauX, 17 April 2024 - 05:15 PM.


#3 Larry Geary

Larry Geary

    Mercury-Atlas

  • *****
  • Posts: 2,707
  • Joined: 24 Sep 2006
  • Loc: New Jersey

Posted 17 April 2024 - 05:21 PM

Hello, I was able to photograph a little bit of this recent total solar eclipse. I am still a little new to astrophotography, so this was my first attempt in photographing the solar eclipse, and I wasn't able to fully prepare for everything, but it turned out fine. However, my issue is there were some technical difficulties that messed up my timing for the exposure times from doing diamond ring and bailey's beads, (and I was mostly focused on enjoying the actual eclipse) resulting in underexposed images of totality. And I changed the right totality settings too late when clouds started covering it up, and I tried increasing the exposure and it appeared I also did that too late as it was already in the second bailey's beads stage. I took these in burst mode, so I have about 100 photos throughout totality. My question is, is there still a way I can turn these underexposed images of totality and turn them into a more exposed or detailed image? (I'll have to center them). Here are a couple I took:

https://drive.google...iew?usp=sharing

https://drive.google...iew?usp=sharing

The first one looks fine. The second one can use an increase in exposure, which you can do with software, but don't go crazy over it. You can bring out some inner corona, but you might lose detail in the prominences.



#4 Diamond_Enderman

Diamond_Enderman

    Sputnik

  • -----
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 37
  • Joined: 12 Oct 2022

Posted 19 April 2024 - 02:54 PM

Interesting thanks. Is it possible to stack the multiple images together to bring out more detail just like a deep sky image?





Reply to this topic



  

CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.


Recent Topics






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics