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and some rain cells were moving ashore...

There's a new AI based tool for astro imaging processing. it's called Blur Xterminator and may be a game changer in deconvolution and sharpening for astro images.

I downloaded the 30 trial and gave it a shot on my Thor's Helmet image I shot back in January of this year. I have to say I'm pretty impressed with it.

The 1st shot was my best attempt from back then.
Pentax K-1 and Explore Scientific 127 APO
Losmandy G-11 guided by Lacerta M-GEN 3
Darks only no Flats or Bias frames

ISO 800

Stacked in APP processed in APP and Photoshop


The second one is my newest version. I took the unstretched file out of APP and in PI followed the following workflow:
Background Neutralization
SPCC (The New Spectrophotometric Color calibration)
Blur Xterminator
EzDenoise Script
EZ Softstretch script
Then Exported to TiFF and did some minor processing in Photoshop to get rid to the gradient using Astroflat Pro. Cropped and exported to Jpg.


SOTD, Thursday, December 22nd, 2022

Shower at gym + glycerin soap face lather and rinse
Taylor of Old Bond St. Royal Forest shave cream
Matador badger brush
Ikoin asymmetric safety razor + Astra stainless blade
Cool washcloth rinse
Creed Aventus cologne

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