Re: [ap-ug] a little better cooked


Jan 27, 2010

 


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#48680 Jan 27, 2010

Hi all,





I think this image, captured with the 10" mak and DMK21AF04 camera is a bit better cooked than my previous effort:



www.avertedimagination.com/img_pages/mars_DMK_20100122.html



While the Scorpion (binned at f50) and the DMK (at f40+) recorded the same level of detail, this image is much more to my liking. A good external monitor for final processing helped a lot. I used too heavy a hand on the first image - working on the laptop too late at night and pushing beyond what the seeing could support in terms of albedo details. This one is quite a bit more natural and accurate, I think.



hope you enjoy it and that you have a chance to get out and observe Mars close to opposition.



best,

Alan







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#48681 Jan 27, 2010

Fantastic image Alan.

--- In ap-ug@yahoogroups.com, Alan Friedman alan@...> wrote:

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> Hi all,

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>

> I think this image, captured with the 10" mak and DMK21AF04 camera is a bit better cooked than my previous effort:

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> www.avertedimagination.com/img_pages/mars_DMK_20100122.html

>

> While the Scorpion (binned at f50) and the DMK (at f40+) recorded the same level of detail, this image is much more to my liking. A good external monitor for final processing helped a lot. I used too heavy a hand on the first image - working on the laptop too late at night and pushing beyond what the seeing could support in terms of albedo details. This one is quite a bit more natural and accurate, I think.

>

> hope you enjoy it and that you have a chance to get out and observe Mars close to opposition.

>

> best,

> Alan

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>

>

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#48682 Jan 27, 2010

incredibly beautiful





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#48683 Jan 28, 2010

I dunno Alan..? There isn't much in it really for me, I think the clouds in the first image look more like they are actually in the atmosphere, in the second they look more like surface features..? The second image is certainly brighter and a bit bigger but looks a little flatter and slightly more hash..? They are certainly both pretty fine images of Mars however!



Mike

--- In ap-ug@yahoogroups.com, Alan Friedman alan@...> wrote:

>

> Hi all,

>

>

> I think this image, captured with the 10" mak and DMK21AF04 camera is a bit better cooked than my previous effort:

>

> www.avertedimagination.com/img_pages/mars_DMK_20100122.html

>

> While the Scorpion (binned at f50) and the DMK (at f40+) recorded the same level of detail, this image is much more to my liking. A good external monitor for final processing helped a lot. I used too heavy a hand on the first image - working on the laptop too late at night and pushing beyond what the seeing could support in terms of albedo details. This one is quite a bit more natural and accurate, I think.

>

> hope you enjoy it and that you have a chance to get out and observe Mars close to opposition.

>

> best,

> Alan

>

>

>

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#48688 Jan 28, 2010

In a message dated 1/27/2010 9:28:25 PM Central Standard Time,

alan@... writes:



> www.avertedimagination.com/img_pages/mars_DMK_20100122.html



Very nice, lot of detail of the "boring" side of Mars.



Rolando





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#48690 Jan 28, 2010

Thanks for the comments and the feedback... I've probably spent too much time and energy fussing with the boring side of a fourteen arcsecond circle.



These is the season where most of my astronomy time is spent looking at a laptop screen on the kitchen table... waiting for the groundhog to tell us whether it will end in April or May this year.



cheers,

Alan







On Jan 28, 2010, at 11:00 AM, chris1011@... wrote:



> In a message dated 1/27/2010 9:28:25 PM Central Standard Time,

> alan@... writes:

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> > www.avertedimagination.com/img_pages/mars_DMK_20100122.html

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> Very nice, lot of detail of the "boring" side of Mars.

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> Rolando

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