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High resolution animations from an amazing location

Post by fjabet » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:30 am

Hello all,

I'm just back with some friends from St Veran observatory in the french Alps. This observatory is one of the two high altitude observatories in France with the famous Pic du Midi. It is at almost 3000m and this is a facility dedicated to amateurs with three large domes. We can use one 600mm Cassegrain and a 500mm RC. The third dome will be soon equiped with another 500mm RC on another AP1600.
We were there for different topics : solar HR imaging, but also double stars, Pluto transit in visible and IR, and of course Saturn :)

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For the solar imaging, we had two telescopes.
I've been using myself my CN212 with its 210mm ERF and the telecentric (same as for the HaT). A Daystar 0.3 PE Quantum gave amazing views.
My friend Simon was using his 203mm Airylab HaT with a 0.6PE Quantum.
Both cameras were Basler 1920-155um with Genika.

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I have a lot of data to process, but the two first results are 1h animation the 19th and the 20th.
We had a tremendous seeing there, and we survey the site with two SSM to find the best spot.

The 20th animation below is the most stable in term of seeing, and the 19th was a bit less stable.
I also add the SSM data with the animation overlay, the seeing difference are easy to see in the animation.

here are the H265 files, better than YouTube compression :

http://astrochonum.com/Astro/solaire/Ju ... 20h265.mp4
http://astrochonum.com/Astro/solaire/Ju ... 19h265.mp4

And the youtubes :





The SSM data :
20th :
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19th :
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Post by mattwastell » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:50 am

Great images / animations - what fantastic location!


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Post by Montana » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:31 am

Oh good grief!! all under 1 !!! :mrgreen:

These are fantastic and I must admit I am quite green with envy seeing those views, sky and animations.

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Post by Sungrazer » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:50 am

Brilliant.
Great and informative post too
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Post by cshahar » Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:13 pm

Stupendous animations. Really lovely results from a prime location. I find your work very inspiring!

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Post by ffellah » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:03 pm

Frederic: these animations are truly amazing, and I cannot believe the seeing !

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Post by rxdeath » Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:00 am

thanks for all these pictures what as nice place to do something so fun...the near perfect seeing doesnt' hurt either

the stability and eveness of your timelapse is impressive did that take a lot of work post recording or did genika do most of the work in recording?

if i saw .7 on my ssm a this point i would probably think it was broken...



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Post by Valtori » Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:46 am

Hi Frederic,

Very beautiful animations!!

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Post by fjabet » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:06 pm

Thank you all, here is the next batch !


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Post by Valtori » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:45 pm

Hi Frederic,

Super HR shots!! Too much small details!!

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Post by Montana » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:07 pm

Amazing resolution and detail :bow :bow :bow you were lucky it was last week and not this week :)

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Post by ffellah » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:12 pm

Frederic: I love your images but I love the French Alps just as much !

What an incredible view......

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Post by Carbon60 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:07 pm

Amazing images, Frederic. Fabulous location too!

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Post by Derek Klepp » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:52 pm

Frederick photos ,location all stunning thanks for the pics.



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Post by marktownley » Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:19 am

These are superb Frederic! What a location!


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Post by fjabet » Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:41 am

Thank you all !

Maybe the best were shot on the first day.
I put the raw image for amateurs :)

http://astrochonum.com/Astro/solaire/Ju ... -brute.tif

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Post by MapleRidge » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:41 am

Hi Frederic...

Outstanding collection of images, and awesome location to observe from.

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