Whirling Prom Animation 20181007

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Whirling Prom Animation 20181007

Post by Christopher » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:22 pm

This is my first attempt at a Halpha animation. Data capture was Sunday (10/7) between 1:17 and 2:02PM EDT. I did 10 seconds every minute for 45 minutes and ended up with 23 usable frames as seeing was pretty lousy. Here's the gear list for this capture:
Zeiss APQ130/Solar Spectrum Mod T-Scanner 0.6A FWHM/Baader TZ4/Astro-physics ERF/Astro-physics Mach1/PGR Grasshopper 3
Constructive criticism highly welcomed!!

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Re: Whirling Prom Animation 20181007

Post by ffellah » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:04 am

Very nicely done, Christopher !

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Re: Whirling Prom Animation 20181007

Post by Christopher » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:15 am

Hi Skyburner,
Yes! That’s amazing. I absolutely had a vision of whirling dervishes when I first saw the 45 frames in sequence and your rendition nails it. Thank so much! I used FireCapture, Autostakkert, IMPPG (sharpening), Photoshop (align and animate). I’m sure with time one develops patience but boy I’ll tell you, the first time around I just knew I had something and wanted to see it move :lol: I can see that I way undersharpened. And level adjust totally makes sense. From what you’re saying I gather I could load the 45 final frames in RegiStax and avoid having to manually align them in PS. Is that correct?


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Re: Whirling Prom Animation 20181007

Post by robert » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:16 pm

Lovely animation and great additions. I would add that ImPPG is very good for aligning frames too, anyhow all very interesting
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Re: Whirling Prom Animation 20181007

Post by Christopher » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:37 am

Terrific. Many new things to try. I really appreciate all the feedback.
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Re: Whirling Prom Animation 20181007

Post by marktownley » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:33 am

Lovely results Christopher!
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Re: Whirling Prom Animation 20181007

Post by Christopher » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:47 am

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Based on lots of great feedback here I've learned some new techniques and reprocessed this animation. I must say, the event takes on a bit of a different character. Rather than whirling proms, one sees quite clearly the massive double magnetic pulse unleashed through this prom group. Each of those pulses lasts just under 5 minutes in real time and they' occur about 20 minutes apart (the more powerful burst is first in sequence). Makes me wonder what I missed as I got clouded out at the end and still had some SSD space left :roll: This is all 44 frames (good and bad).
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