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Registax and MER images, Just seeing if it works...
Stu
post Aug 29 2010, 06:04 AM
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After James mentioned "stacking" in one of his posts in the 'Distant Vistas' thread, I thought I'd have a go at using the astronomical image stacking freeware program "Registax" with MER images, just to see if it would work - hoping, of course, to bring out details on the Endeavour hills - and was quite pleasantly surprised with how it turned out. Others can do much better, I'm sure, but for a first go, hmm, quite happy.

Took half a dozen Pancam images of our old friend from Sol 2024 (Oct 2009), like this...

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... and after stacking them together, and doing a bit more tweaking with contrast and brightness and cropping, got this...

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As usual with my stuff, not claiming any scientific value, or new insights into the associated geology, just trying to make an attractive picture. smile.gif

Some more here: http://roadtoendeavour.wordpress.com/2010/08/29/stack-em-up including one I'm really pleased with... http://roadtoendeavour.files.wordpress.com...8/met-new2b.jpg


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- Stu   Registax and MER images   Aug 29 2010, 06:04 AM
- - Ian R   Well, you've succeeded with flying colours, St...   Aug 29 2010, 06:48 AM
- - elakdawalla   Stu, are you starting with the raw JPEG or with th...   Aug 29 2010, 02:40 PM
- - Stu   Starting with raw, for now. Will have to build up ...   Aug 29 2010, 03:15 PM
- - elakdawalla   Using the raw images when the calibrated stuff is ...   Aug 29 2010, 05:31 PM
- - James Sorenson   I certainly agree with you Emily. Lately I have be...   Aug 30 2010, 02:23 AM
- - Astro0   I agree with the above, but it's worth noting ...   Aug 30 2010, 06:12 AM
- - Stu   Well, I was quite pleased with those efforts, sat ...   Aug 30 2010, 08:00 AM
- - elakdawalla   But you don't have to be an "experienced ...   Aug 31 2010, 10:31 PM
- - Stu   I'll be totally honest, I had no idea it was a...   Aug 31 2010, 10:44 PM
- - elakdawalla   For some missions it's not *quite* that easy -...   Aug 31 2010, 10:53 PM
- - Stu   ...and, my first PDS-derived image... Looks lik...   Aug 31 2010, 11:27 PM
- - elakdawalla   Dragged you kicking and screaming, but I got you t...   Sep 1 2010, 01:00 AM
|- - Stu   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Sep 1 2010, 02:00 AM...   Sep 1 2010, 06:08 AM
- - Astro0   OMG - Stu will be impossible to stop now. I can he...   Sep 1 2010, 04:15 AM
- - djellison   If you want to go slightly more hardcore - you can...   Sep 1 2010, 06:19 AM
- - Stu   Give me a chance; I've just figured out how to...   Sep 1 2010, 06:35 AM
|- - ugordan   QUOTE (Stu @ Sep 1 2010, 08:35 AM) Give m...   Sep 1 2010, 08:26 AM
- - climber   I love this discussion! It's exactly what ...   Sep 1 2010, 08:09 AM
- - Stu   To support Emily's point, here's a quick b...   Sep 1 2010, 02:02 PM
- - hendric   Stu, I was about to say "Now THAT looks lik...   Sep 1 2010, 08:16 PM
- - fredk   Just a niggly comment: I would call the archived ...   Sep 3 2010, 06:13 PM
- - elakdawalla   I agree that that's how the terms should be us...   Sep 3 2010, 09:02 PM
- - Stu   Some more PDS-derived images here... http://roadt...   Sep 11 2010, 09:17 PM
- - MouseOnMars   Is the stacking technique recommended for vista/ho...   Jan 13 2011, 01:47 AM


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