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Post by ffellah » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:44 pm

Hello everybody: I feel like I hit the jackpot today. Two consecutive Sundays with a a clear blue, sunny sky ! A less than an hour session this morning but there was a lot going on in the sun. The seeing was also pretty good. Three separate groups of prominences: a larger faint one, one that looked like a hedgerow and one that looked like it wanted to become a full loop. Plus, a series of filaments lined up and the tiny sunspot (or active area, It has not been named yet, that I know) just off the disk's center. Last: I got my first transit ! I am posting a single frame. Now I need to know how to export about 60 frames from the AVI to do an animation. Any help is appreciated: type of software and technique. I am also posting a couple of images of a Downy woodpecker in my backyard with beautiful red markings on the back of the head.

Overall, a real fun morning... :beanie:

Clear skies to all.

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Re: Sun November 11th

Post by MapleRidge » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:09 pm

Hi Franco...

I really like the solar shots with the proms, filaments and the small AR. Well done :bow

The jet transit adds an extra bonus to the session. The woodpecker pics are great too.

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Re: Sun November 11th

Post by eroel » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:56 am

Franco:
Very good session, the plane looks like it is making a loop.
Beautiful bird too.
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Post by Montana » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:29 am

What a joy to read a post like this :) I love the Sun pics but I think they may be upside down judging by how that jet is flying, otherwise I think the passengers were having a hard time :lol:

If you load the avi into Registax (I use version 5) use the frame list to highlight only the ones you want. Then roughly align (this does not matter) but make sure the limit is very low so that you include all the frames. press optimise (again doesn't matter) but on the stack page you need to tick 'frames' and 'bmp' and 'max frame area' and then press export all frames. It then chucks out all the individual frames as separate images. Then all you have to do is make a gif of the frames like you would if you were doing an animation. I use Photoshop but you can use GIMP.

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Post by ffellah » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:00 pm

Think you, Brian, Eric and Alexandra for your nice comments. Alexandra: I will try the sequence you gave me to do an animated GIF and let you know how it went. Thank you for that.

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Post by krakatoa1883 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:25 pm

At least you're able to see the Sun, my last image was one month ago, since then always cloudy here :lol:

Nice disc, and how many colors around you, a very beautiful nature
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Post by marktownley » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:37 pm

Top shots Franco!
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Post by ffellah » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:08 am

Thank you Raf and Mark for your comments, always very appreciated.

The fall colors and the foliage in New England are truly breathtaking.

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Post by Carbon60 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:36 pm

A really great set of images, Franco, including the woodpecker.

Still no transit for me..... I've had several close calls, either occurring just before or just after I've taken an AVI.

I'll be in Rhode Island 26th November, which might be too late for the best autumn colours. I guess most of the leaves will have fallen by then.

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Post by ffellah » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:39 pm

Thank you Apollo and Stu. Apollo: I will try with Virtualdub and let you know if I have any other questions. Stu: it is nice to see that you come frequently to the US. If I may ask, what is your profession ?

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Post by rsfoto » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:48 pm

Hi Franco,

All great images.

WOW that plane was in big trouble flying upside down :-)

I like the Woodpecker images.

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Post by ffellah » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:26 pm

Thank you Rainer for your positive feedback.

In regard to the airplane, I was told that in space there is no up or down. :lol:

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Re: Sun November 11th

Post by bart1805 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:53 pm

Beautiful pictures Franco! And a nice set-up!

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Post by ffellah » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:02 am

Hi Bart: thank you. I very much enjoy the images you post.

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Post by ffellah » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:48 pm

Alexandra, Apollo: here is what came out of my first attempt.....

I used Virtualdub, Photoshop and GIFMaker, 35 frames: I worked on each individual frame to make the size of the resulting file somehow manageable.

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Post by MapleRidge » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:39 pm

Hi Franco...

The animation look great...very smooth transit :bow

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Post by ffellah » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:41 pm

Thank you very much, Brian.

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