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Olorin
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Re: Nice hi-res LRGB & R process of Saturn....! new [Re: Space Cowboy]
      #5740698 - 03/18/13 01:14 PM

Darryl inspiring work! love the animation

Dror


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Kokatha man
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Re: Nice hi-res LRGB & R process of Saturn....! new [Re: Olorin]
      #5741760 - 03/18/13 09:08 PM

Thanks Tim, Stuart & Dror.....yes, that's on the "to do" list for sure Tim in both r & rgb: right now it's off to sleep at 11:30am (the beauty of semi-retirement for self-employed folks! )

Just got back home about an hour ago and finished unpacking...150Gb or more of data from this morning and recording for well over 4 hours so there might be enough for a complete rotation in r & rgb which would be much more satisfying and accurate etc even though the above animation contained only 1 frame from earlier data's coordinates.

I'll have to work out what gets priority after I wake up later (much! ) because it is a project I'd like to do properly.....think I can adapt a fairly easy approach to the single-image composite re continuity from past trials in associated material - but we'll wait and see!

Not sure how this morning's rgb image outcomes will stand up to the previous in general but hopefully there's one decent enough to make the very cold & tiring full night's session where we started at around 1:30 am and finished at about 6:30 this morning worthwhile.....


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Re: Nice hi-res LRGB & R process of Saturn....! new [Re: Space Cowboy]
      #5742015 - 03/18/13 11:08 PM

Darryl fantastic pictures. Quick question and excuse my ignorance. What software are you using to create the animation images? How is this done?
Thanks.
Jay


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Re: Nice hi-res LRGB & R process of Saturn....! new [Re: Jay B]
      #5742397 - 03/19/13 08:04 AM

Another stunning result, thanks for posting!

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Re: Nice hi-res LRGB & R process of Saturn....! new [Re: Mitchell Duke]
      #5742426 - 03/19/13 08:31 AM

Thanks Jay & Mitchell, we appreciate your comments!

Just got up a couple of hours ago to look at the new data and am suitably impressed, although as is often the case you need to persevere through hours and hours of imaging to grab one or two top-shelf outcomes even when the seeing is good on average right through.....and it was darn cold for the first time this year this morning!

Jay, these are the easiest of all animations to do if you have Photoshop or something similar - you just make a series of layers on top of the first image and paste each subsequent image into each layer in succession.....P/shop allows you to do this quickly and if you've used AutoStakkert most times there's no need to align each frame with the next etc.....

Once you've made the stack of image layers you just "convert to frame animation" and select the amount of time you want each frame in the animation to be displayed, and also whether you want the animation to just keep on replaying itself...


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Re: Nice hi-res LRGB & R process of Saturn....! new [Re: Kokatha man]
      #5742482 - 03/19/13 09:18 AM

Wonderful stuff! Looking forward to seeing more. The polar animation is incredible. It makes one wonder what the view will be like a few years down the road.

Selfishly, I'm glad to hear it's starting to get cold down there!


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Re: Nice hi-res LRGB & R process of Saturn....! [Re: bunyon]
      #5742796 - 03/19/13 12:07 PM

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Selfishly, I'm glad to hear it's starting to get cold down there!




why should we have all the fun eh?


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Re: Nice hi-res LRGB & R process of Saturn....! new [Re: tjensen]
      #5742994 - 03/19/13 01:40 PM

Ok Darryl,
obviously Saturn is too easy for you now.How about some images of ice plumes from Enceladus!
I ordered my AIS120mm camera.


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Re: Nice hi-res LRGB & R process of Saturn....! new [Re: darbyvet]
      #5743828 - 03/19/13 07:27 PM

Thanks Paul & Carl.....cold is relative I guess: it got down to 8C just before dawn (46.4F) which you fellas would probably laugh at.....but after sitting there for more than 5 hours and not having experienced anything like that so far this year I felt chilled to the bone - wearing some warmer gear wouldn't have gone amiss mind you!!!

Mind you it can get quite cold - a couple of years back it was -6.5C (20.3F) and I had to use the hairdryer on my current laptop 'cos the lubricant in the hard drive's bearing was so cold it slowed it down and we were dropping frames like nobody's business untill we gave the lappy a good blasting of hot air.!!


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ZielkeNightsky
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Re: Nice hi-res LRGB & R process of Saturn....! new [Re: Kokatha man]
      #5743920 - 03/19/13 08:15 PM

Darryl - amazing work. I lack words............

Please make a full polar map....


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Re: Nice hi-res LRGB & R process of Saturn....! new [Re: ZielkeNightsky]
      #5743941 - 03/19/13 08:31 PM

Thank you, and I will do Lars...but with the data from our last sesion hopefully, as the seeing went up a notch (maybe!) in comparison!

But it's a lot of work and I'll probably only post the first "normal" planetary image tonight if I'm happy with it...


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Re: Nice hi-res LRGB & R process of Saturn....! new [Re: Kokatha man]
      #5744008 - 03/19/13 09:07 PM

The coldest night I had this winter was four hours in sub 20 F (sub -7 C). Hunting gear works well as hunters seem to sit quietly for long periods in the cold. I also have an electric belt. But, yeah, it doesn't have to be very cold for long stretches of motionless exposure to chill you deep.

We've had spring weather the past week or so. Quite pleasant.

Okay, enough with North Carolina weather. Back to your regularly scheduled mind blowing images of Saturn.


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Re: Nice hi-res LRGB & R process of Saturn....! new [Re: bunyon]
      #5744078 - 03/19/13 09:49 PM

Thanks Darryl for the information on the animation and sharing your wisdom!!
Jay


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Re: Nice hi-res LRGB & R process of Saturn....! new [Re: Space Cowboy]
      #5745466 - 03/20/13 03:48 PM

I'm truly sorry to this Darryl but, every time I see high quality work like this ( which is becoming very much the norm !) from yourselves, I can't help but question....( inspit of knowing the answer)
How on earth (pardon the pun) have we managed to jump so far in such a relatively short period of time in imaging, to produce images like this from a terrestrial base is quite boggling !


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Re: Nice hi-res LRGB & R process of Saturn....! new [Re: karlo]
      #5745480 - 03/20/13 03:54 PM

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I'm truly sorry to this Darryl but, every time I see high quality work like this ( which is becoming very much the norm !) from yourselves, I can't help but question....( inspit of knowing the answer)
How on earth (pardon the pun) have we managed to jump so far in such a relatively short period of time in imaging, to produce images like this from a terrestrial base is quite boggling !




Forget this image Karlo - check the latest..!


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