This example has worked better!
Image after application of SharpenAI (applied to above image):
Yesterday I downloaded a trial version of SharpenAI – a new sharpening stand-alone programme/plug-in for Photoshop (it comes with both) that uses AI to improve sharpening of images.
Below is my first attempt at using the software, on a solar image from 5/5/2020. It is a close-up of part of the solar disc. What do you think?
Focus point on Sky Watcher Equinox 100mm+Tele Vue 75mm extension tube:
= 74mm Quark H+Daystar interference elminator+QHY ASI174MM.
= 44mm Quark CaH+Daystar interference elminator+QHY ASI174MM.
Quark H – using my new Daystar interference eliminator – it is expensive but no intuitive and easy to use! No Newton’s Rings!
This post follows from my previous post:
My new Rowan Tilt Adapter has successfully removed Newtons Rings from my solar images…..and cling film (thanks for idea from contributors to Cloudy Nights form) is quite good for getting those elusive solar flat fields in FireCapture!
Proof below from picture today (very windy so poor seeing and low contrast so limited solar features visible) – this image 174 frames out of about 1000 taken over 20 seconds – no Newton’s Rings and (relatively) flat field (OK, still some work to do to get this right! Perhaps two layers of cling film…….)
Here is the cling file over the telescope:
Videos from solar surface capture with Daystar Quark Sodium FIlter, Sky Watcher Equinox Pro 100mm OTA, ZWO ASI 174 MM camera 25/6/2020, captured in FireCapture on Windows laptop.
Each video is an AVI nearly 2GB in size.
Click on links below to download these files: