I reprocessed the Pickering Triangle data (including
Just two different looks to the image. The “Steriod” version is very bold and is appealing in some ways. In fact, I believe that this is the version that I will have a print made from.
The version here is much more subtle and softer. All of the details are there, just not so bold.
As far as drizzle goes, it really is an amazing improvement on the star quality. With this scope/camera, I am shooting with a pixel scale of 2.8 arcsec/pixel.
However, drizzling does come with a price. Lots more processing time and much larger files.
For instance, my 2 year old Ryzen 7 2700x 8 core cpu with 32G DDR4 ram chewed on the 651 light frames of M31 for a total of 5 hours today to produce the integrated drizzled file.
Lots of fun to learn the process though and I will definitely be using it again.
Original “Steriod” version.
Here is the reprocessed with drizzle and much lighter hand.
Lots of folks responded that they liked the
Let me know what you think!
Thanks for looking!