Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Jupiter Images January 14, 2013

Thanks to the great advice from the unconventional imaging group on Yahoo, I've achieved a significant increase in the quality of my images of Jupiter. I captured 1000 images for each pic here, and stacked and processed the best 200 frames from each. Initial processing was done in Registax. I used Focus Magic to tweak the focus and did the final finish work in Photoshop. Note the Galilean moon, Europa (the red dot to the right), and its shadow on the top right of the disk.

Jupiter after processing.  Note the shadow of the moon on the disk (upper right)

This is same image as the one above, but with additional unsharp mask processing