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07-06-2012, 11:35 PM
I traveled to Nyngan to see the transit as Newcastle was not a good site due to the weather. Mike Sidonio Joined me and Brad Le Brocque drove up as well. I did miss my viewing buddy Alan Meehan, I really wished you were there Al!
I have a poultry 159gig of data to sift through:rofl: but somewhere in there there must be something useable:sadeyes:
the seeing was horrible, the mount - well thats another story. the location - inspiring - it would have seen the transit last century - the Company - priceless
I have a few samples just to get something up.
we set up in the dark and we just got to see in the begining by literally seconds as we set up behind a shed where we thought we would have more clearance. there is a whole story for this journey........but that is for later
EDIT: "well here is the trip from Newcastle (http://youtu.be/uA_H4AW14JE)"
the transit video (http://youtu.be/AqVgAc0v8EE)
Excellent stuff David!!!
Great to see the long drive paid off!
08-06-2012, 12:53 AM
Ah, I just posted too :P
Great few days Dave, great memories and well worth the effort :thumbsup:
08-06-2012, 06:30 AM
You Two are legends You Burnt a Lot of Miles and a Lot of Money on Petrol to Acheive This.Great Shots -Probably Didn,t Get Much Sleep Either - Reguard's Tony
08-06-2012, 07:36 AM
Well, what an adventure, but you guys certainly returned with a lot (159GB) of booty! A great transit series as well as humorous location shots. So pleased that you managed to view and record this event.
08-06-2012, 08:01 AM
Ditto to all comments above. Amazing shots David!
08-06-2012, 08:38 AM
Nice going you guys. Nice shots and something to remember as an adventure.
08-06-2012, 09:05 AM
:) LOL you guys must have had a ball.
08-06-2012, 09:37 AM
Great shots and great story too!
08-06-2012, 09:42 AM
I,ll look forward to seeing the processed stuff dave, but with159 gb it may take a while
08-06-2012, 10:38 AM
Top stuff Dave, sounds like a great expedition and great company to share it with.
08-06-2012, 09:21 PM
Hi Dave you certainly have returned with some great and memorable shots ,the weather out there looked very favorable ,by the looks of it the praying helped as well,a great adventure and i wish i could have been there are but theres more too come .
08-06-2012, 09:29 PM
thanks Al - Mate i really wished you were there!!! I hope your trip was successful;)
08-06-2012, 09:54 PM
thanks trevor - i had a ball although my hear t was in my mouth when we realsied the sun was further norht than where we guessed it would be. we literally had less than 30 seconds for first contact
yes the processors are melting now
it will be a neverending story - heaps to tell
Mike is a very reserved person - very quiet, very meak, very mild.....:rofl: yeah right. he was great company and we didnt throttle each other so thats always a plus:D
Mike was a huge part in the making of the event - he is a very very gooood astronomer. He can not only put toghther tv's but lift entire mounts and move the earth - i am sure he was doing that when the sun came up and the shed was really going to be a problem. i even heard his singing the lumberjack song when the sun was nearing the tree..........;)
coming soon to a NAS meeting
If i didnt get anything for this i would have been dead. I wasnt going to miss this event - even if i had to have driven to SA or the NT I was going to get something
they are memories worth saving - and the more i was awake the more was saved ;)
Thanks for your generous help Mike. the venue really ended up making this more memorable
Thanks Gary - i really hope it will pay off - but i must be realistic. My blocking filter was flawed and will be replaced under warranty, it produced some views but it should have been crisper and without the crud. I made the most of it:thumbsup: I am certainly not in the class of Mike, Peter, Paul et al as a quality imager - I see myself as the Aldi or GO LO version :rofl: something cheap and nasty but does the trick:lol:
08-06-2012, 10:35 PM
I have done a very rough animation (http://youtu.be/AqVgAc0v8EE) - have really yet to process and tart it up but while the moment is here....its rough, not well produced and shows where we skimmed a tree:rofl:
i might add it shows the transit from start to finish
08-06-2012, 11:00 PM
That's why we travelled that far, to make sure we got that :thumbsup:
09-06-2012, 02:04 PM
:rofl: i got the timelapse of the trip off the camera - that goes quick compressing a whole days driving into 2 minutes - will post that later
09-06-2012, 03:03 PM
Well done David, nice full disk shots. You guys certainly made yourself at home!
09-06-2012, 04:38 PM
What a trip - sounds like a hoot - you had some good company!
09-06-2012, 08:44 PM
well here is the trip from Newcastle (http://youtu.be/uA_H4AW14JE)
09-06-2012, 09:07 PM
He he he classic :lol: I got my mug in there fleetingly...shame I didn't get to do that nuddie run...:rundog:
10-06-2012, 07:48 AM
Was that your vehicle on the ramps Dave?
10-06-2012, 09:27 AM
LOL yes overheating radiator but all was good for the trip ;)
11-06-2012, 10:17 PM
I am really sorry but i had to post this as a work in progress. I processed 126 video files to make a very rough stack. I still need to crop and align the images and then colour...... (http://youtu.be/SFUzyzXAqC0)
nothing quite like an adventure to help remember the event by :)
nice work there david!
12-06-2012, 06:52 PM
Great shots. I like the animation too. When it's registered it'll be a corker. :thumbsup:
12-06-2012, 10:59 PM
well here is the next version (http://youtu.be/iLBYAUYMj7Y)
15-06-2012, 07:39 PM
Here is the next installment Marc (http://youtu.be/-uOo_bK7LoM)
09-07-2012, 10:00 PM
ok i an now starting to try and process the shots better - here is a sample of what i am trying to do - man this is a very steep learning curve. - now have to find out how to darken the background?:shrug:
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