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First Solar Proms Animation 5/19/2019

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#1 drprovi57

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 04:41 PM

After some experimentation and reading what I could find on various sites regarding solar animation (taking sequence of solar images), I generated my first solar proms animation - I still have a lot more to learn and experiment with different workflows I generated my first animation.  I landed on the following animation workflow:

 

1. Acquired sequence of solar SER video's using AiryLab Genika Astro SW - 20s of data over 1 hour generating 60 frames (1 minute apart)

2. Used ImPPG (image post-processor SW) to adjust levels, L-R deconvolution, unsharp masking, and tone curve adjustment - also align images

3. Used PhotoShop to crop, color image, and generate GIF animation

 

The data was collected with a Lunt LS80TH/DS2 telescope set on a ME2 Mount - unfortunately, i also had high clouds that occasionally passed causing some challenges in solar brightness and resolution

 

http://www.astrobin.com/406929/

 

Pretty cool to see such an active set of Proms just in 1 hour..

 

Jason

 

 


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 05:03 PM

Absolutely amazing. I could watch that thing over and over. Very nice work. The swirls at 1 o'clock and the rising columns at 3 are mesmerizing. I am going to have to bookmark this one!



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Posted 22 May 2019 - 05:16 PM

Very nicely done Jason.  Thank you for sharing. 



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Posted 22 May 2019 - 05:21 PM

I was watching those 2 proms on Sunday but with a C8. The seeing wasn't great but it was exciting to watch with the binoviewer.  Your animation confirms what I saw and is much more detailed than what I experienced. Thanks for posting.



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Posted 22 May 2019 - 05:25 PM

Jason,

 

That's a nice animation.  waytogo.gif   I saw those proms about the same time as your capture if your 1500 time is UTC.

 

 https://www.cloudyni...ypes/?p=9377404



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Posted 22 May 2019 - 07:07 PM

Absolutely amazing. I could watch that thing over and over. Very nice work. The swirls at 1 o'clock and the rising columns at 3 are mesmerizing. I am going to have to bookmark this one!

Thanks Dave - I too was amazed seeing the swirls... fun stuff!  But I have a lot to improve regarding my workflow.   I have seen other great animations by many of the solar imagers on CN’s.  If someone could document or update a tutorial on solar animation for beginners I think it would be well received.

 

Best

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 07:10 PM

Jason,

 

That's a nice animation.  waytogo.gif   I saw those proms about the same time as your capture if your 1500 time is UTC.

 

 https://www.cloudyni...ypes/?p=9377404

I noticed your post - you captured what i imaged nicely


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 08:49 PM

Excellent job Jason, really smooth animation! Some nice motion in those proms.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 03:15 AM

Very nice animation Jason, very cool ... euh ... hot.



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 08:49 PM

Jason -

 

Really outstanding animation.



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Posted 25 May 2019 - 09:40 AM

Terrific Jason.  You’re hooked!



#12 drprovi57

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 07:28 PM

Terrific Jason.  You’re hooked!

I am hooked - i did some additional animation and will share when I finish the processing - still fine tuning my workflow.. a youtube tutorial would be valuable.




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