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#1 descott12

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Posted 20 October 2020 - 11:07 AM

Hello all,

Here is a live animation of one of the many proms today. Starting around 10 AM eastern. Lots of little bits zooming all around and then massive changes occurred after I stopped recordingfrown.gif . Hopefully some of you caught it.

 

This is 60 minutes elapsed time.  500 frame ser captured every 30 seconds and auto-processed and animated in Solar Live View.  This one was really amazing to watch.

 

http://www.raptormed...20_10-03-07.gif

 

 

 

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Posted 20 October 2020 - 11:19 AM

It was a surprise to me too! I gathered some captures although the seeing is not that good with lots of haze and clouds. I'll post if they come out okay. V/R Terry

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Posted 20 October 2020 - 11:33 AM

Thanks so much for the heads-up! Thanks to you, I just saw this through my PST and it looks great!



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Posted 20 October 2020 - 11:37 AM

Very nice !

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Posted 20 October 2020 - 12:47 PM

Awesome prom you lucky dog! Great vid! Clouds are major thick in the "Sunshine State" today. I'm bummed.

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Posted 20 October 2020 - 12:55 PM

Awesome prom you lucky dog! Clouds are major thick in the "Sunshine State" today. I'm bummed.

Yes, I did get lucky as they sort of rolled in after I was done. And this was unusually good seeing today as well.


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Posted 20 October 2020 - 01:22 PM

How is Solar Live View coming, looking forward to release. I would like to do animations like that. Keep up the good work.

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Posted 20 October 2020 - 01:44 PM

How is Solar Live View coming, looking forward to release. I would like to do animations like that. Keep up the good work.

Regards,

Tom

Hi Tom,

I actually released it a few months ago. The animation from today was created with the latest version. You can download it from the links down in my signature. It is a work in progress and I am constantly improving it but the current version is pretty functional. I am adding auto-guiding now to keep the prom perfectly centered.  Quite a challenge but I have all the hard parts licked but as always the devil is in the details.

 

Here is a screenshot of today's session.

 

1. SharpCap is running in the upper left. I have the cross hair on a specific point in the prom. I have to use the ROI pan/tilt controls to keep it centered. Once auto-guiding is working that will not be necessary.

 

2. SLV is running in the upper right. The green box is my alignment region. This is what the program is using to align frames in the video file.  It should be an area with high contrast detail. You can choose various settings for color, gamma, contrast, disk blackout, etc.

 

3. The little box in the lower right is the animation window. Frames are automatically added to it as they are captured and processed. You can drag the frames around if needed if the animation is not perfectly stable. You can delete frames that aren't as sharp and you can scroll the animation backwards and forwards while it is building. It is pretty amazing to see how dynamic this stuff is.

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Posted 20 October 2020 - 01:52 PM

Looking great Dave!  Boy, you get autoguiding working to smooth out the alignment and that will be awesome!

 

Actually, looking at it again, it appears the alignment is great on the prom and it may be differences in seeing that makes the disk jump a bit.  It has come a long way for sure!


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Posted 20 October 2020 - 02:06 PM

Looking great Dave!  Boy, you get autoguiding working to smooth out the alignment and that will be awesome!

 

Actually, looking at it again, it appears the alignment is great on the prom and it may be differences in seeing that makes the disk jump a bit.  It has come a long way for sure!

Hi Warren,

Thanks. Yes I am pretty proud of the progress so far. It is pretty well centered but that is because I was tweaking the ROI in SharpCap and doing some fine adjustments in the animation window. It definitely is not quite "set it up and leave for an hour" yet.


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Posted 20 October 2020 - 03:26 PM

Wow Dave! This is absolutely stunning. This is why I am getting addicted to the Sun, so dynamic. And of course today we have cloud...Thanks so much for showing what is possible. Bravo!


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Posted 20 October 2020 - 03:38 PM

this is big , wow , very nice capture , thanks .



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Posted 20 October 2020 - 05:01 PM

Loving those proms!



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Posted 21 October 2020 - 07:47 AM

Very nice, Dave!



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Posted 21 October 2020 - 10:15 AM

Lots of boiling and turbulence in the animation, very nice 



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Posted 21 October 2020 - 10:18 AM

Lots of boiling and turbulence in the animation, very nice 

yes there is a lot to see. I could kick myself for not going another 30 minutes because the main part of the "flame" changed dramatically into something that looked like a frog!



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Posted 21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM

yes there is a lot to see. I could kick myself for not going another 30 minutes because the main part of the "flame" changed dramatically into something that looked like a frog!

Been there, done that!




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