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Dec 26 Prominence Animation

Post by Christopher » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:38 pm

Another clear day coinciding with available time - wow, not only the sun was shining but Lady Luck too! But luck always has it limits :lol: I set up early but misjudged the sun's trajectory over the tree tops so had to pick up the rig and move it, then realign, etc. etc. :oops: Then the software gremlin showed its ugly head again and required that I uninstall/reinstall FireCapture and the SSM plugin - not once but twice before I had a functional camera. :evil: It seems the SSM plugin is the problem - awaiting on some feedback from the developer. The seeing was mostly bad but made the most of it. I used the Lunt LS100THa doublestacked with the Solar Spectrum modified T-scanner for FDs as well as the Zeiss APQ130 set-up for prominence close-ups. I even tried some white light with the Herschel wedge to try to capture convection cells but not much luck there. I think it requires better seeing and a longer focal length than what I used. That said, here's a prom animation that turned out OK. Technical details included at the link.

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Re: Dec 26 Prominence Animation

Post by rsfoto » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:59 pm

Hi Christopher,

Very nice active Prominence.

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Post by MapleRidge » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:37 am

Sounds like you had more than your share of problems trying to get up and running, but the animation certainly paid off. Nice work :bow

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Post by FMEnage » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:21 am

Very nice Animation ! Chris
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Post by Carbon60 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:29 am

Nice work, Christopher.

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Re: Dec 26 Prominence Animation

Post by PDB » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:39 am

Christopher,

yes that SSM pluging can give a problem. If you startup FC and the pluging is still enabled it will freeze capturing. Just go to to plugins, unselect it.
FC will then work ok, then you just select the plugin again and everything works.

Had the same problem, and it took a while before i found a way to get around this,

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Post by marktownley » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:28 am

Nice animation!
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Post by robert » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:17 am

PDB wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:39 am
Christopher,

yes that SSM pluging can give a problem. If you startup FC and the pluging is still enabled it will freeze capturing. Just go to to plugins, unselect it.
FC will then work ok, then you just select the plugin again and everything works.

Had the same problem, and it took a while before i found a way to get around this,

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Exactly my own experience with the plug in.

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Post by ffellah » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:48 am

Nicely done Christopher

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Post by xn44 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:35 pm

nice animation!

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Re: Dec 26 Prominence Animation

Post by Christopher » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:51 pm

Thank you for your comments. I had wondered about the switching the plugin off and on approach. I will try it when the next opportunity avails. I’m experiencing a few other issues with the plug-in as well, one of which would at times preclude this remedy. I will list them in a separate post.
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Re: Dec 26 Prominence Animation

Post by Montana » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:07 pm

What a wonderful animation, I really enjoyed that and especially as it took so much work to get it :bow :bow

I watched Gremlins last night by the way :lol:

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Post by yltansg » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:58 pm

Nice proms animation. I appreciate them better knowing the context of capturing them.

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Re: Dec 26 Prominence Animation

Post by Christopher » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:16 am

Thanks Alexandra and Alfred. Yes, sometimes the story must be told, no matter how gruesome :shock:
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