Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Solar Image Reprocessing Workflow

One of the great things about being a part of an online community of people with similar interests is that you learn a lot from people who are more expert than you are yourself.  A case in point is the two images below. The first was posted last week, the second, color image of the same, is reprocessed with my workflow, but with the addition of a step called "image squaring."  The process was described by the co-author of the excellent tool I used, StarMax, Sylvain Weiller. As you can see from the images below, it is a powerful technique to bring out fine details and enhance contrast even in a simple 640x480 capture like this one.  Thank you, Sylvain!  Your PST images are an inspiration!

Image reprocessed with "image squaring"

Original Image