Amping is a process of taking a small telescope and amplifying and enhancing the imaging results to resemble a telescope that's 100 times larger in aperture.
In the 100x enhancing mode, a small modest dim deep sky image of seconds
exposure showing M27 with few stars is transformed into a bright new world of dazzling brilliant color and richly studded star fields, with blazing red hydrogen and the full spectrum of colors.
This is not the only test. The system is being tested on planets, globular star clusters and other nebula. Although images saved in formats that provide more information, such as TIFF and RAW are superior in some ways, the technique will still continue to work in the more spartan formats such as JPEG.
It will even work in screen resolutions, though the execution of the commands for transformation (Xform) is much more finicky and requires more finessing plus perhaps more hours to make the necessary applications.
As can be imagined, in going from a 14-inch telescope to one of 1,800-inches, a lot of fantastic detail will appear. Currently hardware is being finalized, extra software installed, and techniques are evolving. The results are published in Humanoido's new book.
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