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Jupiter animation 9-20-21 Hopefully NOT once in a lifetime seeing

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#1 dcaponeii

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 06:57 PM

This video starts with Jupiter well below 30 degrees.  Seeing was excellent for most of the time but began to degrade as Jupiter approached the meridian.  Could see the degradation in the preview screen.  However, astigmatism remained at bay.  All frames in the gif are 10% stacks of 11000 or 14000 frame captures.  Hopefully not views of a lifetime but certainly the best I've EVER accomplished.  EDIT:  Didn't like that big jump from the initial frame.  Plus after watching Daryl's video again I realized that I had forgot the saturation and vibrancy bumps.  2nd EDIT:  The GIF was too noisy so I went back into AstraImage for a bit of denoise at the end.

 

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Edited by dcaponeii, 20 September 2021 - 07:33 PM.

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 07:38 PM

It’s always weird when thexseeing degrades with high altitude but it definitely happens. Great captures and animation.

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Posted 20 September 2021 - 07:39 PM

beautiful!



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Posted 20 September 2021 - 07:55 PM

That is an awesome animation of Jupiter. Kudos to all the hard work.



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Posted 20 September 2021 - 08:44 PM

Very nice Don. All the hard work learning how to optimise results has paid off. One can clearly see the drop off in seeing in the last few frames. The moon does look nice and circular. 👍🏼

Edited by Kiwi Paul, 20 September 2021 - 08:45 PM.

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 12:21 AM

It’s always weird when thexseeing degrades with high altitude but it definitely happens. Great captures and animation.

That's because there is often stiller air just after dusk and just before dawn.
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Posted 21 September 2021 - 12:48 AM

From my experiences, there are always sub conditions which influence seeing.
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Posted 21 September 2021 - 12:20 PM

This animation is an absolute winner!  Who cares about some image jumps or a less than ideal saturation.  The Jupiter's satellite (Europa?) shows clear details on its surface and looks like it's tumbling around (not in front but really around)  the great gaseous giant. Now, suppose you have to explain the basic laws of  celestial motion to a bunch of young kids: Your animation is worth a thousand words.


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#9 dcaponeii

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 01:08 PM

This animation is an absolute winner! Who cares about some image jumps or a less than ideal saturation. The Jupiter's satellite (Europa?) shows clear details on its surface and looks like it's tumbling around (not in front but really around) the great gaseous giant. Now, suppose you have to explain the basic laws of celestial motion to a bunch of young kids: Your animation is worth a thousand words.


Which is why it’s was already up on the screen when my Astronomy class arrived on Wednesday.
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Posted 21 September 2021 - 01:08 PM

What's the size limit of a gif?

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 03:10 PM

What's the size limit of a gif?


Same as an individual image. 500K. Use medium quality in PIPP and you should be ok.


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