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ManikMiner t1_ja7iu7n wrote

How come it looks like there is so much less "detail" in the last image, it looks incredibly clear but the previous imagines have lots of contrasting lines. Is this just a different side of the planet or does Jupiter's "climate" shift around a lot? Incredible work btw


I_Heart_Astronomy t1_ja8h6vh wrote

The side of Jupiter definitely influences how much detail is visible, but I will say that OP's previous images were WAY over-sharpened. It made the planet's features look more strongly contrasted than they actually are. His third image is processed to look more natural.

This is a pretty close simulation of what Jupiter actually looks like through the eyepiece of a modest sized telescope:, contrast is much more subtle, so OP's third image is more closely aligned with what Jupiter is really like.