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#1 Eor312

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Posted 06 September 2021 - 05:23 PM

Finally got some free time, clear skies, and interesting solar features to all line up today, giving me a chance to take my first running bash at descott12's Solar Live View (SLV) software.

 

Really digging it so far!  Took a bit of trial and error for me to begin to think the way the workflow expects.  User guide was pretty helpful here!

 

Spent a fair bit of time playing around on the different tabs, seeing what I could make work, and what will need more effort on my part (tried a couple of composites...they came out "ok" but not what I was hoping for...need more practice getting the alignment right!)

 

Still don't think I quiiiiiiiiiiiite have a feel for how alignment happens in timelapses, or the best way to configure things...nothing that can't be overcome with some effort and practice I'm sure.  In the mean time, manual alignment was pretty simple to grasp, and not difficult.

 

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The end results of my first day with the software, a big gorgeous loop on the NE limb today..  Acquired 2021-09-06 ~ 1630 - 1730 UTC

 

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1 hour timelapse : https://i.imgur.com/xFneNjn.mp4


Edited by Eor312, 06 September 2021 - 05:35 PM.

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Posted 06 September 2021 - 05:29 PM

Beautiful! Very nice shot and I am glad it worked for you. Please let me know if you have any question about creating an animation.


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Posted 06 September 2021 - 05:30 PM

Beautiful! Very nice shot and I am glad it worked for you. Please let me know if you have any question about creating an animation.

 

Thanks Dave!

 

The only animation question I have currently is how the heck to upload one here.  *lol*

 

I managed to get the post to agree to a link to the MP4...but several threads seem to include the animations. 



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Posted 06 September 2021 - 06:30 PM

Thanks Dave!

 

The only animation question I have currently is how the heck to upload one here.  *lol*

 

I managed to get the post to agree to a link to the MP4...but several threads seem to include the animations. 

Ah well, the files are often too big so you have to host them elsewhere and then provide a link just like you did.  Is there a better way to do it??



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Posted 06 September 2021 - 06:58 PM

I missed your video link before and only saw the still..the video looks great!

Really nice fine detail - much better than I can get with my usual seeing conditions. I have been wanting to see what SLV can do with good data!

 

What scope did you use and what SLV parameters - how many frames, how often, etc.

 

NICE job!


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Posted 06 September 2021 - 08:01 PM

I missed your video link before and only saw the still..the video looks great!

Really nice fine detail - much better than I can get with my usual seeing conditions. I have been wanting to see what SLV can do with good data!

 

What scope did you use and what SLV parameters - how many frames, how often, etc.

 

NICE job!

Thanks for the kind words. :)

 

Lunt LS50Tha 50mm, single stack.  ASI 178MM camera.  Captured via SharpCap 3.2, 100 frame .SER every 30s, SLV stacking best 10%.  Total of 120 stacks, over 1 hour.


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Posted 06 September 2021 - 08:07 PM

Nice job, that came out great!


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Posted 13 October 2021 - 09:46 AM

Well SLV is a dream come true. Literally.

 

Used SharpCap to capture 200 frames every minute for an hour yesterday—my second session with a new Lunt 40/B600.

 

And then I spent the rest of the day trying to figure out what do with 12000 frames. Brute force and ignorance sometimes gets the job done but this would be impossible.

 

Last night I dreamt of a program that would handle all the fiddly steps and produce a nice timelapse. This morning I rummaged around CN and, lo...

 

You don't have to be psychic to know what I'm going to be doing this morning!

 

Thank you, Dave!


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