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Southeast limb animation Ha 5/18/24

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#1 hornjs

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 12:31 AM

Had some clear weather this afternoon (or so I thought)

Started well and had a good session observing in WL and CaK. 

Put the quark in and decided to do an animation on the limb.  There was a nice prom on SE and SW, couldn't decide which one to go after.

Was getting crushed by high clouds, some thicker than others, so ended up with a lot of uneven frames.

Tried to manually adjust histogram on around 50 to make something passable. 

What I learned:  With this kind of cloud cover time lapse is not really worth it. 

 

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Sharpcap, autostakkert, imppg, pixinsight, Pipp

500 frames, every 20 sec

Best 100 frames of each

21:59 - 23:46 UTC

 

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 01:27 AM

Cool animation despite the clouds.

 

Did you have some other centering method than PIPP?

Ah nevermind, you had Hinode Solar guider.

 

I tried to do animation too yesterday with SharpCap feature tracking but this time failed miserably.


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Posted 19 May 2024 - 01:54 AM

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 03:38 AM

Excellent!!!
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Posted 19 May 2024 - 06:10 AM

Very nice filament action in lower right waytogo.gif


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Posted 19 May 2024 - 07:40 AM

Great action in that filament and love the details in that prom!  You might consider the app HandBrake to turn those huge GIF's into a much smaller MP4.  You have to click play each time to watch it but it will save a ton of space and be easier for folks to view with little loss of resolution.


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#7 hornjs

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Posted 19 May 2024 - 03:21 PM

Cool animation despite the clouds.

 

Did you have some other centering method than PIPP?

Ah nevermind, you had Hinode Solar guider.

 

I tried to do animation too yesterday with SharpCap feature tracking but this time failed miserably.

I haven't tried anything else.  The hinode does the trick for me.  Pricey but relatively fool proof (unless the clouds make it think the sun has gone out of frame which happens)

 

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Thanks!

Excellent!!!

Thanks!

Very nice filament action in lower right waytogo.gif

Thanks Gary, yeah I was originally excited to see what prom motion I got, but the resulting video looks better for the filament.

Great action in that filament and love the details in that prom!  You might consider the app HandBrake to turn those huge GIF's into a much smaller MP4.  You have to click play each time to watch it but it will save a ton of space and be easier for folks to view with little loss of resolution.

Thanks Warren, the filament steals the show.  Yes, I need to do the handbrake thingy.  The files are just too big.  That will be my goal for the week with the rain we will have.  

Of note, I couldn't get the batch linear fit to work.  I had to manually adjust about 50 or so frames in imppg.  Tedious


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