Saturday, July 14, 2012
Silk purses, etc.
It's true that you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, and this pic of Saturn proves it. I decided to try to reprocess the image I last posted from the 14 inch. Maybe there's a slight improvement here, but overall, there simply isn't enough detail in the original image to make a good pic here. This is a stack of around 100 frames from a 500 frame AVI. I'm always amazed at how much detail can be pulled out of a bad image by software like Registax. When you look at images captured just a couple of decades ago on film (which is what most amateurs used), it's astounding how far we have come. I've even seen images takes with relatively modest scopes that show surface features on Jupiter's Galilean moons! Who needs space probes <G>?