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First attempt at an animation

Post by Bruce G » Mon May 06, 2019 7:27 pm

Not the best, but you gotta start somewhere. It's good to know that I left room for improvement

This is from 4 May, over a 4 1/2 hour period
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I was using SharpCap for acquisition for this one, but the next time I'll give it a go with Genika Astro, which sets up sequences better and also includes SSM input. SharpCap allows quality-based acquisition but the algorithm, which apparently uses a simple contrast ratio, is fooled by clouds and some other conditions. Sometimes it works great, sometimes not as well. With Genika Astro, the acquisition is controlled by the flicker observed by the SSM and I'm hoping it will do better.
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Re: First attempt at an animation

Post by robert » Mon May 06, 2019 7:35 pm

Very nice animation. Long time too. (Firecapture is good for sequences and connects to ssm.)
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Re: First attempt at an animation

Post by Christopher » Mon May 06, 2019 7:59 pm

This is a great first animation. I also use Firecapture with SSM and it works very well using the plug in developed by PDB (user on SolarChat).
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Re: First attempt at an animation

Post by RodAstro » Mon May 06, 2019 8:00 pm

Nice one
I love the way the prom comes out of nowhere and jumps round the sun impressive so much more info than a still
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Re: First attempt at an animation

Post by ffellah » Mon May 06, 2019 9:04 pm

Nice Job ! Very enjoyable...

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Re: First attempt at an animation

Post by banjo » Tue May 07, 2019 6:14 am

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Very good animation .
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Re: First attempt at an animation

Post by Montana » Tue May 07, 2019 9:14 am

Wow! it is nice to see visible movement in the Sun turning too, it gives a very impressive grand scale
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Post by mattwastell » Tue May 07, 2019 9:48 am

Congratulations on the animation - enjoyed it!
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Re: First attempt at an animation

Post by marktownley » Tue May 07, 2019 11:06 am

Looking good!
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Re: First attempt at an animation

Post by MAURITS » Tue May 07, 2019 3:49 pm

Very nice animation.

Is the Genika Astro better then the "FireCapture" software?
I plan to buy the SSM monitor in the near feature and I don't know if I buy the Genika Astro software together.
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Re: First attempt at an animation

Post by MalVeauX » Tue May 07, 2019 7:31 pm

Really awesome!

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Re: First attempt at an animation

Post by Bruce G » Fri May 10, 2019 1:07 pm

MAURITS wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 3:49 pm
Very nice animation.

Is the Genika Astro better then the "FireCapture" software?
I plan to buy the SSM monitor in the near feature and I don't know if I buy the Genika Astro software together.

The Genika Astro software was developed by the maker of the SSM, so I wanted to use that. I have tried Firecapture a couple of times and find the human interface to be clunky. I find SharpCap much easier to use. But Genika Astro is not a polished piece of software. Apologies to Frederic if he is here. While functional, the human interface appears to have evolved as various capabilities and features were added to the program. I made my living as a programmer and have been guilty of taking the same approach, so I know what it looks like. As you can see from my comments, I wasn't able to find a very important parameter while using the program despite the fact that I had found it before.

I have not attempted to use the SSM with Firecapture. Perhaps that should be the next thing for me to try

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Re: First attempt at an animation

Post by christian viladrich » Fri May 10, 2019 8:31 pm

This s quite a good start. On top of that the rotation on the solar sphere is visible.
What is the parameter you didn't find ?
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Re: First attempt at an animation

Post by MAURITS » Sat May 11, 2019 8:43 pm

Thanks Bruce.
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Re: First attempt at an animation

Post by Bruce G » Sat May 11, 2019 9:47 pm

christian viladrich wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 8:31 pm
This s quite a good start. On top of that the rotation on the solar sphere is visible.
What is the parameter you didn't find ?

Christian -

I couldn't find the setting for the SSM trigger threshold. It's a slider under Options | Other

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