Sunday, August 31, 2008

Archimedes & Hadley Rille from Feb 2008

4 Image mosaic from earlier this year. I had trouble stitching this one together last February. I couldn't get the shades of the 4 images to match very well.
Now I used CS3 photomerge and it worked a lot better, nearly fully automatic using the interactive layout setting. Which is a bit of a must for Moon mosaics, I think one crater looks very similar to another for CS3 ;-)

Copernicus from 2007 - Best Copernicus to date.

Another rendering of my best Copernicus from last year. Using Registax and CS3.
5 image mosaic, best 200 from 2000 frame avi's, 42 x 64 box MAP.
I've gone for a slightly smoother feel with the 64 box MAP processing.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Tycho from August 2007 - Best Tycho to date.

Tycho from last year, re-processed again in Registax and CS3.
4 image mosaic. Best 200 frames from 1000 frame avi, MAP using 34 points each image.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

60-inch Aluminizing - The Palomar Observatory

What a difference an Aluminizing makes:-

Credit Palomar Skies

Monday, August 25, 2008

The Colour in the Solar System by Don davies

Here's an interesting article by Don Davies about the "Colour in the Solar System"

Southern Highlands - the directors cut.

I found some frames that I didn't process! so here is the full directors cut version.
... and the fullsize version - 1.9Mb

Below is an image taken from NASA's "World Wind" of a view just over the horizon.
I love that crater in the middle top; Drygalski, also visible in my image right on the top horizon.

Imagingsource blog entry

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Moon Southern Highlands 23rd Aug 2008

Moon mosaic 23rd Aug 2008

Full size version here.

I'm glad I upgraded my computer... these files are chunky!

The Moon 23rd Aug 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Planetary Society Weblog article

Here's a very interesting article about asteroids/minor planets by Emily Lakdawalla from the Planetary Society Weblog.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Space Shuttle Launch Seen From Air Canada Flight

This is amazing, click on the image above for a link to the video.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

OT: Computer advert

I love this retro computer ad.

Clavius from 2nd Sept 2007 re-processed with CS3

Here's one of my best Clavius images to date. Best 500 images stacked in Registax and mosaiced with CS3 Photomerge.

Some people prefer the so-say correct orientation, so here's two versions.

The lower version looks like the horizon is going into the distance underneath you, which is not very natural as far as I'm concerned ;-)

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Plato & Alpine Valley re-processed in Photoshop CS3

...and Registax, of course.

Saturday, August 02, 2008