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Jupiter 13/03/2017 Io eclipse animation
This is the final animation made from 60 individual stacked images each made from 2 minutes of data taken duing the night of 13/14 March. The gap in the sequence was caused when my camera battery died. Recharging it took about 30 minutes. This took a lot of effort to process each image but it was well worth it. Strange to be converting the original video to a single frame, only to combine those frames to make a video...
Scope: SW Skymax 150 F/D = 12 plus a 2x Televue Barlow giving an effective F/D ~ 24, I also used a Baader fringe killer.
Camera: Canon 550D, 640X480 movie crop mode, ISO = 800, exposure = 1/60s.
Each stacked image was made of 2 mins of video (7200 frames). The best 2000 frames were selected and decompressed in Pipp. These frames were sent to Registax where the were aligned using between 40 and 50 align points. The frames comprising the best 90% in quality were retained. The frames were stacked with 2x drizzle. RGB align corrected for residual CA, The first 3 wavelets were enhanced (interval = 1) and the gamma + colour balance were altered.
Final gif frames were cropped and centred in Gimp and the gif was produced using the GNU/Linux convert command.