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AstroPaolo
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Reged: 01/30/08

Sunspots timelapse list (check for periodic update
      #5220072 - 05/13/12 11:31 AM

Here is a preview of what I've decided to do in times of bad weather. Since I find the animations / time lapse on a subject like the sun, is the best formulas to describe few phenomena, I decideded to tell you how an active region evolve in its journey across the solar disk. I promised myself to assemble an animation of the most impressive spots that offers us the Sun.

I'm not allowed by the nature to personally photograph the sun for 24 hours on 24 so I used data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory collecting all the photos they made at intervals of 10 minutes and I aligned and assembled to ensure that the camera is centered on the same active region by making the transformation more evident.

This first experiment was done on the NOAA 1459 that I photographed last month, and will be followed by the 1450 where can be seen the birth of the sunspot. Among the candidates there is certainly also the NOAA 1476 that I managed to shoot only once due to bad weather but that is giving the show. I hope you enjoy it and you will follow the next videos.

PS - In the month's data I downloaded the HMI camera that I followed has had a couple of moments of maintenance with a large hole of few hours, this is noted with a small jump in the animation, I hope the next will be exempt.



Edited by spaceydee (06/24/12 02:05 PM)


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sulcis2000
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Re: Evolution of a sunspot (animation) new [Re: AstroPaolo]
      #5220181 - 05/13/12 12:37 PM

Fantastic vision!

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OriNebula
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Re: Evolution of a sunspot (animation) new [Re: sulcis2000]
      #5220222 - 05/13/12 12:58 PM

Thank you for the movie. My son (9 yrs) enjoyed it a lot too.

Beth


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GooglyEyes
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Reged: 11/29/11

Loc: Colorado
Re: Evolution of a sunspot (animation) new [Re: OriNebula]
      #5220283 - 05/13/12 01:32 PM


That is so cool, Paolo. I enjoyed it immensely.



Mar


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JJK
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Reged: 04/28/08

Re: Evolution of a sunspot (animation) new [Re: AstroPaolo]
      #5220818 - 05/13/12 07:36 PM

Very nice work!

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dyslexic nam
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Reged: 01/28/08

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Re: Evolution of a sunspot (animation) new [Re: JJK]
      #5220851 - 05/13/12 08:02 PM

Very, very cool.

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Jesus Munoz
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Reged: 03/09/07

Loc: Querétaro, México
Re: Evolution of a sunspot (animation) new [Re: dyslexic nam]
      #5221028 - 05/13/12 10:28 PM



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Arne Danielsen
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Reged: 08/21/11

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Re: Evolution of a sunspot (animation) new [Re: Jesus Munoz]
      #5221227 - 05/14/12 01:15 AM

Very cool!

Best regards,
Arne


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Vince22
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Reged: 02/02/10

Loc: Italy - Bolzano
Re: Evolution of a sunspot (animation) new [Re: Arne Danielsen]
      #5221262 - 05/14/12 02:06 AM

Hi Paolo !

Reallybgreat work ....

Bravo !

Ciao

Vince


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LarryAlvarez
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Re: Evolution of a sunspot (animation) new [Re: Vince22]
      #5221355 - 05/14/12 06:40 AM

Excellent work. I remember the view of the spot at various times in the movie. Clear Skyz,

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AstroPaolo
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Reged: 01/30/08

Re: Evolution of a sunspot (animation) new [Re: LarryAlvarez]
      #5222203 - 05/14/12 03:50 PM

tnx you all, i'm working on a new time-lapse and experimenting on how compare different wave light, i hope to find a good solution and let you see the results

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robert_arnold
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Re: Evolution of a sunspot (animation) new [Re: AstroPaolo]
      #5222206 - 05/14/12 03:52 PM

Lovely, very well done and fascinating too
Robert


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AstroPaolo
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Reged: 01/30/08

Re: Evolution of a sunspot new [Re: AstroPaolo]
      #5240623 - 05/26/12 12:37 PM

As I promised I realized the animation for the NOAA 1476.
Same specs of the first one, about 10 days real time, with images at 10 minutes time-lapse. Unfortunately the YouTube compression is heavy, my original movies are perfect with no artifacts.

If you need the animations for didactic/informative purpose, let me know, I could give a better version.



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Andy Devey
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Reged: 05/06/11

Re: Evolution of a sunspot new [Re: AstroPaolo]
      #5240808 - 05/26/12 02:39 PM

Beautiful work Paola

What data are you using

Regards

Andy


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robert_arnold
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Re: Evolution of a sunspot new [Re: Andy Devey]
      #5240844 - 05/26/12 03:01 PM

Excellent again
Robert


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bill1234
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Reged: 04/21/11

Loc: NJ, USA
Re: Evolution of a sunspot new [Re: robert_arnold]
      #5240869 - 05/26/12 03:17 PM

Thanks for that post.

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AstroPaolo
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 01/30/08

Re: Evolution of a sunspot new [Re: Andy Devey]
      #5242255 - 05/27/12 01:37 PM

I used data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, from HMI instrument in the continuum wavelight. This time there were no instrument shutdown, but in the new animation I'm working on there are several data holes and I will need to find a solution.
I postponed the timelapse with different wavelights animations do to the lot more works I need for all the process.


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FRodil
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Re: Evolution of a sunspot new [Re: AstroPaolo]
      #5249799 - 05/31/12 11:55 PM

Looks great to me, very good job

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MAURITS
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Reged: 09/22/09

Loc: Belgium
Re: Evolution of a sunspot new [Re: FRodil]
      #5249919 - 06/01/12 01:59 AM

Great job!

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Derek Klepp
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Loc: Yelgun NSW; Australia
Re: Evolution of a sunspot new [Re: MAURITS]
      #5250036 - 06/01/12 06:57 AM

These are superb but I must admit the view on the IPAD was the best. Your time and effort in producing these is greatly appreciated.
Cheers Derek


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