Re: Processing Questions


Sep 26, 2009

 


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#38197 Sep 26, 2009

I am really enjoying the results with Maxim 4.6X SDmask for combining images. When I set the normalization to Linear 50% does that mean I can combine images of different exposure lengths without doing any pixel math? Am I understanding the normalization function?



Also I have a deconvolution question as I am sure I am doing something wrong in Maxim. I can only do about 2-3 iterations without getting star halo's and the sharpening is not very clean. In addition maxim destroys the galaxy in the image. I have NO Doubt that I am not wielding the tool properly but I have reread the section on deconvolution and set the paramters appropriately and am still getting ugly results.



Jeff



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#38199 Sep 27, 2009

--- In MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com, "flyrcairplanes" jeffabbyben@...> wrote: >

> I am really enjoying the results with Maxim 4.6X SDmask for combining images. When I set the normalization to Linear 50% does that mean I can combine images of different exposure lengths without doing any pixel math? Am I understanding the normalization function?

>

> Also I have a deconvolution question as I am sure I am doing something wrong in Maxim. I can only do about 2-3 iterations without getting star halo's and the sharpening is not very clean. In addition maxim destroys the galaxy in the image. I have NO Doubt that I am not wielding the tool properly but I have reread the section on deconvolution and set the paramters appropriately and am still getting ugly results.

>

> Jeff

>



Jeff, like you I was never able to get any good use out of the built-in MaxIm deconvolution function. Even minimal interations always resulted in the black halos around stars. I am happy to report that I use John Winfield's "Fat-Tail deconvolution" MaxIm plugin very successfully.



winfij.homeip.net/maximdl/index.html



About two thirds down the page of his plugins. I also recommend the Manual Guider calibration plugin.



Cheers, Keith



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