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#1 Howie1

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 07:36 PM

If you "shoot" two images of Jupiter about 15 minutes apart, the parallax caused by the Earths rotation allows one to create two stereoscopic images. There are a few methods to "see" the 3d effect with two stereoscopic images, but I'll tell you my method first (then Google to find out other methods if you need to).

Sit back about 2 feet (60cm) from your screen, and hold your index finger out in front of you at arms length. With both eyes open, look at the tip of your index finger and move it so it looks like it is between the two images of Jupiter. Then do not stop looking at the tip of your finger, but at the same time slowly move the tip of your index finger from the screen towards your eyes while concentrating on looking at the fingertip. Your peripheral vision will "see" the two Jupiter images slowly merging into one in the background. When that happens, slowly move your finger down and out of the way and your eye's should see that single image "pop" as a 3d Jupiter. Don't forget that by clicking on the image below first, it will open up a slightly larger image in its own window. The larger image makes the effect even more pronounced.

Jupiter 3d Stereoscopic Images

Edited by Howie1, 14 June 2019 - 08:44 PM.

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#2 NorthernlatAK

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 07:40 PM

Very very cool! If you move your head the grs moves as well!

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 08:24 PM

Great.  Really pronounced 3D effect.  Thanks, that made my day! :)



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Posted 14 June 2019 - 08:34 PM

Nice, thanks for sharing.



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Posted 14 June 2019 - 08:45 PM

I've gotten used to doing it without the finger. It's great when someone posts images side by side! It does look like it's moving! Thanks!



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Posted 14 June 2019 - 08:45 PM

Cheers all. smile.gif



#7 John Fitzgerald

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 09:10 PM

It's a common eye muscle exercise called "fuse and clear".



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Posted 14 June 2019 - 09:22 PM

This is the cross-eye technique. I usually do the "infinity" technique, where you look at the horizon, and let the images merge.

In this case the pictures need to be swapped (relative to the variant in the original post)



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Posted 15 June 2019 - 09:04 PM

That's awesome! Going to have to gove that a try myself sometime, thanks for posting.  :)




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