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Davey-T

C/2018 W2 (Africano) animation

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100 odd frames "real time" animation of Africano on 1-09-19 / 02-09-19 continuous 120sec exposures started 22.23 ended 02.09

Been messing about with this on and off, could do with more work but it'll have to do, it's the thought that counts šŸ˜‚

Shrunk it to tiny JPEGs but it's still 40mbs

Dave

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Absolutely awesome stuff Dave. What scope and camera did you use for this? I'm hoping to do the same at some point.Ā 

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I'm no AP-er but this sort of thing is nearly enough to tempt me over to the dark side. Superb.

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43 minutes ago, souls33k3r said:

Absolutely awesome stuff Dave. What scope and camera did you use for this? I'm hoping to do the same at some point.Ā 

Hi Ahmed, used the Atik4000OSC on the SCT, use colour camera on comets as it's hard enough assembling animation without messing around with RGB filters.

Lot's of artefacts introduced by downsizing to JPEG.

Dave

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Thatā€™s a brilliant animation, really tells a story about the object in relation to its position relative to us on earth.

Took ~80 CMOSĀ OSC Subs of thisĀ cometĀ the other night,Ā Ā trouble is the comet was re-centeredĀ on the sensor after each run but I guess if I saved the registered frames it may be possible to make an amination from these albeit with a limited FOV?Ā You have inspired me to give it a go.

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Here it is, couldn't create an amination in my ancient copy of PS, so used GIMP instead. It is 40 MB mind!

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Excellent, not so many artefacts as mine, I've got a 50 frame one that I'm working on now.

Dave

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Thanks, I have a lot more frames but at the moment I am converting each one to a jpeg file manually, and my hand went numb! I was intending to have one seamless animation but maybe there was too much movement of the background star field to register all the frames together in APP, although no error messages were flagged up during the processing.

I need to investigate further.

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Wow can't wait to show it to the club......

Just shown it to the Financial Director and she said its as fast as a spider running across the floor

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2 hours ago, tomato said:

I have a lot more frames but at the moment I am converting each one to a jpeg file manually,

Under file/scripts/image processor in Photoshop you can batch convert files to JPEG.

Dave

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Just started another run on Africano, looks brighter than last time and moving faster, couple of false starts had it heading out of frame at first then camera disconnected itself, restarted and forgot to switch on cooling again but running now, bit of cloud around just hoping in misses where I'm aimed.

Dave

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I thought imaging DSOs was tricky,Ā Ā but comets are on another level.

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1 minute ago, tomato said:

I thought imaging DSOs was tricky,Ā Ā but comets are on another level.

Just having another go at Africano last nights attempt got a bit disjointed by clouds, if it stays clear comet ASASSN will be up later and much later T2 Panstarrs.

Dave

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Well done again Dave, it looks great. Seems to be getting brighter now. Been away at Kelling this last week but now back so am looking forward to imaging it again at the first opportunity I get with my ODK.

Bob..

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58 minutes ago, bob-c said:

Well done again Dave, it looks great. Seems to be getting brighter now. Been away at Kelling this last week but now back so am looking forward to imaging it again at the first opportunity I get with my ODK.

Bob..

Thanks Bob, you need to get it ASAP as it's heading rapidly south and the Moon will be interfering again soon.

Managed to catch Africano, Asassn and Panstarrs one after the other a few nights ago but haven't got around to processing them yet.

Dave

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11 hours ago, Davey-T said:

Thanks Bob, you need to get it ASAP as it's heading rapidly south and the Moon will be interfering again soon.

Managed to catch Africano, Asassn and Panstarrs one after the other a few nights ago but haven't got around to processing them yet.

Dave

Hi Dave, I managed to catch it in the early hours this morning, and blimey it has moved south a lot since I last imaged it...I was amazed at how low it was.

I completely forgot about Asassn and PanstarsĀ  as after Africano I went straight to my main imaging of M33. I hope that I can catch them when another opportunity arises.

Regards Bob.Ā 

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