|Image taken||17 Feb 2003, 22:00
compiled from 70 stacked images
|Location||Tom's back garden, near Southampton
|Equipment used||Helios 8" newtonian reflector
Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 (no lens)
K3CCDTools, Registax and Photoshop
|Comments||At least a thousand images were taken by the
camera, most of which were out of focus over 2/3 of the frame, and not
always the same 2/3.
Most of the images had different brightness / contrast levels as we'd forgotten to disable auto exposure and very few frames fitted together easily due to atmospheric turbulence.
We sifted through the images and pulled out the best ones and painstakingly compiled them in Photoshop taking care to blend the best bits of each frame.
The result is well worth the effort!
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