Image of Jupiter taken on November 10, 2012 at past 12 midnight with a 4-in f/9 refractor, a 2x Barlow, and a Logitech 4000 web camera. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano. For more images of Jupiter, click here.

IRIS is an image-processing freeware that can be used for almost any astronomical target including planets and deep-sky objects. Its command-line interface that looks very similar to DOS (disk-operating system) allows users to control almost ever aspect of the processing techniques applied to the image. I’m starting to like it now that I’ve used it several times and have seen pretty amazing results.  Shown above is a reprocessed Jupiter image using the same image data in my previous Jupiter post.

Related links: Planetary ImagingImaging Planets Using Webcams

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