Tri-color image of Jupiter taken with my first ccd camera (that used
a TC237 chip) and the 12'' at f/10.
Each layer (RGB) is a stack of ~20 selected images. Image selection
and stacking was done using the excellent Iris software (too bad there
isn't a Linux version).
While certainly not impressive by today's standards, this image of
Saturn is a testimony to the power of image processing on a low-noise
image. On the original 8 frames used to obtain this, the only detectable
detail was a slight dimming of the disc near the Cassini division. Practically
all the detail in the image comes from unsharp masking. Taken with the
12'' at f/10 on a day with mediocre seeing.
This image of jupiter with the shadow of Ganymede (visible in the top-right
corner) was taken on May 03, 2003. Good 2-seconds exposures were selected
and stacked using Iris, then unsharp-masked in The Gimp.