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#1 Scruffy-the-janitor

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 09:40 AM

Finally figured out how I can post my solar animations because the file sizes are so laughably large. These are just a few random ones from the past few months or so. Most usually last about 1-2hrs, with 15 seconds of video taken about every 2 minutes, stacking the best 10% of frames. Still figuring out an editing technique I 100% like. 

 

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Sharpcapture, Autostakket!3, IMPPG and GIMP

 

Please click on the images and be patient as each file is fairly large, (even after I downsized them)


Mercury Transit

 

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Aug 19th Proms, Earth for scale

 

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Nov 16 Prom and hint of an active region

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Aug 18 Proms

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#2 descott12

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 09:54 AM

Those are incredible. Whatever process you are using it is definitely working!  I can't imagine how much work that is to put those all together.



#3 rigel123

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 12:47 PM

These are great Scruffy, I think your editing technique is fine, the areas that you can focus on to really clean these up would be a tilt adapter or flats to help with the Newton rings and flats or a really clean imaging window over the sensor to help with the dust bunnies.  Things out of your control such as passing clouds which I think is the cause of some of the "flashing" in a couple of your animations are something we all have difficulties trying to negate with processing.



#4 BeltofOrion

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 05:10 PM

They look great! Think I only saw one dust bunny ... in that last one.



#5 hopskipson

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 07:57 PM

Really nice animations waytogo.gif !  Are you using Gimp to put the animations together?



#6 Scruffy-the-janitor

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 12:07 PM

Really nice animations waytogo.gif ! Are you using Gimp to put the animations together?


I use IMPPG and to align and edit, the GIMP to add color. Typically I dont use GIMP to make gifs simply because the file size are huge (full resolution is usually 80-100mb). So I usually just add the individual frames into the stock video editor on windows. But in this instance I did use GIMP to make gifs because astrobin doesnt accept mp4 files.

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#7 sunnyday

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 12:18 PM

pro stuff 

well done sir




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