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11-06-2012, 09:16 AM
After a lot of playing with individual images and a long time uploading I've finally managed to put together my ToV animation project. This is 82 of my best frames (approx 5 mins apart) taken with the 400D through my 10" Newt. I've cropped and resized each frame and manually alligned them in PS.
11-06-2012, 09:34 AM
:D Very well done Peter , nice ! .
11-06-2012, 09:41 AM
Nicely put together. Thanks for posting.
11-06-2012, 09:46 AM
nicely done. mine looks like a drunken sailor, not as well refined as yours
11-06-2012, 09:52 AM
Thats a nice animation, how did you go for tracking?
11-06-2012, 10:46 AM
Thanks for the comments. Tracking was a bit of a challenge as I had to re-position the mount part way through. This introduced rotation in some of the frames until I got the polar alignment sorted out.
11-06-2012, 11:18 AM
Very nice result there Peter.
11-06-2012, 12:13 PM
That's a great little animation Peter. :D
11-06-2012, 12:17 PM
Beautiful. Well done.
11-06-2012, 12:32 PM
Thanks - worth the effort to capture and process in the end!
12-06-2012, 06:48 PM
Very cool Peter. I like it a lot. Trying to do the same thing. :thumbsup:
Nicely done, and lots of effort I'm sure.
12-06-2012, 07:30 PM
Well done Peter, much better than any of my efforts. Can see where you went off for a cup of coffee
12-06-2012, 09:54 PM
Thanks Marc & Rob.
err that would be where I relocated the telescope to avoid the house eclipsing the second half of the transit :eyepop:
14-06-2012, 07:13 PM
I thought I'd been fairly clever where I'd set up, but my wife and her friend came home just before 3rd contact to find me frantically strangling the front hedge with the garden hose!
Explained I just need to pull the hedge out of the way for 10more minutes and couldn't be bothered moving. :lol:
16-06-2012, 06:44 PM
Yeah - I thought I'd been clever too using astroplanner to work out where the sun was going to be throughout the event. Wrong!
Unfortunately there was no way the house was going to yield to my garden hose:bashcomp:
16-06-2012, 08:00 PM
well i had a similar predicament - between a tin shed and a tree - of which the tree was in the white light solar shots but the lunt was unaffected. I had only a few seconds to find and focus before first contact - i couldn't use the white light filter because of the shed but the lunt was just able to be used - just adds to the excitement i suppose - so why not use a garden hose ;);):lol:
18-06-2012, 12:27 PM
Wow, lining up 82 frames is tedious, well done and a great view Peter !
18-06-2012, 10:41 PM
Thanks Bob. Lining them up was tedious but I couldn't stand the thought of spending all day taking images and having nothing to show for it.
18-06-2012, 11:00 PM
very true - just dont mention that to ponders... ;)
i eventually did a batch file script to do most of the dirty work, utilising the crop and rotate function and a few others tweaks. it took 14hrs to do 812 white light images and 4hours for the h alpha.
i applaude your manual effort:thumbsup:
18-06-2012, 11:57 PM
Well done Peter, nice smooth animation. My own was not as smooth, I will have to revisit it in the future but that is another story.:D
20-06-2012, 09:39 PM
Thanks Tony. Worth the effort for a never to be seen again (by me) event.
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