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Mars - 13 November 2022


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11 minutes ago, Kon said:

Thanks for the detailed walk through. By 

Do you mean, just 10% sharpening in AS!3? I have always used unsharpened images in registax, at least for my captures I seem to get a lot of noise if I take the sharpened version, but I should retry.

This latest one is more vibrant, in a good way.

Thanks Kostas, yes, I think that's what it is, but not completely sure. I have these settings now.

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I was using Blend RAW for 30%, thinking that meant 30% sharpening, but as I experimented I discovered that the higher the blend RAW % was, the less the image was sharpened. I used to never sharpen in AS3! until someone (can't remember who) suggested trying it. It's all trial and error - I'm really good at the error part....

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39 minutes ago, geoflewis said:

Thanks Kostas, yes, I think that's what it is, but not completely sure. I have these settings now.

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I was using Blend RAW for 30%, thinking that meant 30% sharpening, but as I experimented I discovered that the higher the blend RAW % was, the less the image was sharpened. I used to never sharpen in AS3! until someone (can't remember who) suggested trying it. It's all trial and error - I'm really good at the error part....

Thanks. I was under the same impression too. I will give it a try.

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12 hours ago, geoflewis said:

Ok @skybadger and anyone else that want's to comment, how about this version please? The original is on the right, V2 in the middle and latest on the left?

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A tad more sharpening and less saturation.....🤔

Just saw this. So here goes

It's a close call Between the original (far right) and the latest (far left) Far left has slightly less noise but also slightly less detail that's a touch softened compared to the original. And slightly brighter. 

Middle is just blurry and over softened. with somewhat different colour. Out of the running. So, to recap for detail I prefer the original. new left version slightly cleaner, softer more aesthetically pleasing. Original for science. New version for a magazine. Both excellent

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4 hours ago, neil phillips said:

Just saw this. So here goes

It's a close call Between the original (far right) and the latest (far left) Far left has slightly less noise but also slightly less detail that's a touch softened compared to the original. And slightly brighter. 

Middle is just blurry and over softened. with somewhat different colour. Out of the running. So, to recap for detail I prefer the original. new left version slightly cleaner, softer more aesthetically pleasing. Original for science. New version for a magazine. Both excellent

Thanks Neil, your observation is very much in line with the feedback that I received from Richard McKim, who on a similar comparison prefers the original processing as having greater scientific merit.

FWIW I have continued to refine the final processing and following feedback from Niall MacNeil in Australia about the 'milky' appearance of the image, I have further adjusted the black and white points in Affinity Photo to get this.....

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BTW I saw a clear sky last night here at 11:30pm, so ventured out, but as I was focussing on Mars the screen went dark and looking up the sky was 75% cloud, which by the time I shut everything down was more like 95% cloud, so not a single capture..... Maybe tonight.....🤞

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