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Quote:I'd like to image a comet at some point. Is there any special things I need to know, for example does tracking rate need to be increased? Where can I find resources from experienced comet imagers?
Quote:One more thing- creating a video is fairly involved... I would hold off on that to start with to avoid a lot of frustration
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Quote:Actually a simple animation like the one I did here was pretty easy and was quite a lot of fun! Give it a go.http://www.pbase.com/dsantiago/image/122734666Derek
Quote:Quote:Actually a simple animation like the one I did here was pretty easy and was quite a lot of fun! Give it a go.
Derek- how did you stretch the individual frames? I ended up using ImageMagick, a command line tool that is not for the faint of heart! My raw data would not display comets unless they are quite bright.
Quote:Actually a simple animation like the one I did here was pretty easy and was quite a lot of fun! Give it a go.