Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Old Linux Planetary Processing

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Custom coriander - used for capture in Linux

Lucky Image Stacking

AutoStakkert!2 - for stacking in Linux under


AstraImage - for sharpening / deconvolution in Linux under wine
  •  I typically use Lucy-Richardson Deconvolution with the Exponential setting
  • Document covering all the various experiments I've tried (
WinJUPOS - derotation of planetary in Linux under wine


Topaz Labs DeNoise - Photoshop plugin used in Linux under wine

Image modification / Post Processing

Photoshop - used for processing in 16-bit when I feel the need - used in Linux under wine
  •  Auto Color
  • Topaz DeNoise
  • Saturation
  • High Pass filter
  • Contrast

GIMP - native Linux used for final assembly with info and labels or quick 8-bit processing
 Also be sure to add some of these cool GIMP Plugins:

Monday, December 18, 2017

Michael A. Phillips' 2017 Solar System Bests

All in all a pretty great year for the number and quality of planet photos I imaged.  Here in the northern hemisphere the prime planets of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are fairly low

Full size on Imgur -

With labels -

Here's to a great 2017 **FOR ASTRONOMY** and a great 2018.

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Loving husband, proud father, computer geek, astro freak, music lover, sports nut and general fun-loving guy

I've always loved facts, provable facts of nature and things concerning science.  

Over time, I found that most facts are mostly reference and it was the creation of and discovery of new things that intrigued me.

"A good friend once told me you are our memory
without them we equal nothing
And all I can see is the place I wanna be
Suddenly my life was so free
Leaves at my feet, blown to the ground
their echoes are reaching my ears
Nights coming fast, suns going down" - A7x