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Mare Serenitatis view 2, 



Mare Serenitatis view 2

Technical card

Resolution: 945x1294

Date:Aug. 16, 2014

Time: 01:09

Frames: 366

FPS: 60.00000

Focal length: 800

Locations: Suburban backyard N/O Seattle, Lynnwood, WA, United States


Another view of Mare Serenitatis captured on the Canon 60D in center crop movie mode, converted from a MOV to an AVI file using PIPP, stacked in AutoStakkert and drizzled to 3.0x, and processed in StarTools using the Wavelet Sharpen module. Instead of blending together the small through large scales, I only used Scale #2 for small objects which was set to 100 percent and the amount was set to 1000% to exaggerate the sharpening. I also used StarTools to bin the image to 67 percent and rotate 270 degrees so it can be compared side by side with the first Mare Serenitatis view. View 2 is a quite a bit sharper and shows more detail, I plan on reprocessing the first view to see if the difference is the processing or the data.

Note: Startools has 5 scales where #1 allows sharpening of the smallest detail and #5 sharpens large scale objects. The Wavelet Sharpening opening screen allows you to pick a small, medium, or large structure size which determines the maximum size of the #5 scale. The other scales are sized proportionally. This image used the Large Structure Size setting.

Image B: Increased contrast in StarTools (25%) to darken washed out areas and to match the first Mare Serenitatis image.

From MOV 008



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    Mare Serenitatis view 2, 




Mare Serenitatis view 2,