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Kitsunegari

Calcium limb flare 7/14

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this little active region put on quite a show and i captured till i ran out of drive space.

160 frames x 40ms delay.   (220 frames in each stack)  (8 seconds per video capture) (160 captures)

Animated with https://gifmaker.org/   

Cropped with avidub.  Logo applied with avidub . Levels adjusted with avidub.

Files converted with PIPP and registax 5.1

Three pass Processing done in ImPPG (.xml files attached)

127mm x 1200mm explore scientific first-light achromat with Meade 2x tele-negative barlow.  Basler aca720-520um camera. 

Baader planetarium 36mm B-BCCD filter for energy rejection 

1 angstrom calcium filter from Apollo Lasky @ http://calcium.solar

 

https://explorescientificusa.com/products/fl-ar1271200maz01?_pos=8&_sid=9637d7ccc&_ss=r

https://www.meade.com/meade-series-4000-126-2x-short-focus-barlow-lens-1-25.html

https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-b-ccd-filter-(blue).html

https://www.baslerweb.com/en/products/cameras/area-scan-cameras/ace/aca720-520um/

http://virtualdub.sourceforge.net/

https://greatattractor.github.io/imppg/

http://www.astronomie.be/registax/download.html

https://sites.google.com/site/astropipp/downloads

http://www.firecapture.de/

 

Thanks for watching!

 

 

 

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Excellent! To me it's the best thing to image on the Sun: a boiling, spiking active region  right on the limb. Good to know it can look spectacular also in CaK.

Don't forget to try the mass cropping of your frames in GIMP.

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17 minutes ago, GreatAttractor said:

Excellent! To me it's the best thing to image on the Sun: a boiling, spiking active region  right on the limb. Good to know it can look spectacular also in CaK.

Don't forget to try the mass cropping of your frames in GIMP.

i figured out that i can use PIPP to do the mass cropping with autosaving.   I did not see an mass saving feature in Gimp  and each one needed saving individually which took a very long time.   Do you know a trick to do a batch process?  That would help me out a ton!

 

I am in love with CaK right now,  nobody else is doing these 393nm timelapses so  it makes these captures incredibly unique.     The ES127 first light achromat has proven to be a winner at this wavelength.      

 

I am very satisfied with the basler aca720-520um despite its tiny resolution,  it is invaluable with the fast capture speed  for this.

 

Today i captured at 350 frames per second, with no delay per video.  Each video capture is about 4000 frames and  I stacked 220 per frame..

 

FireCapture v2.5  Settings
------------------------------------
Camera= acA720-520um
Filter=RGB
Profile=Mars
Diameter=12.68"
Magnitude=-0.74
CM=171.8°  (during mid of capture)
FocalLength=32850mm
Resolution=0.04"
Filename=Mars_104517.ser
Date=140720
Start=104512.233
Mid=104517.901
End=104523.569
Start(UT)=154512.233
Mid(UT)=154517.901
End(UT)=154523.569
Duration=11.336s
Date_format=ddMMyy
Time_format=HHmmss
LT=UT -6h
Frames captured=4000
File type=SER
Binning=no
ROI=728x544
ROI(Offset)=0x0
FPS (avg.)=352
Shutter=2.786ms
Gain=23 (63%)
Gamma=100
SoftwareGain=10 (off)
AutoHisto=75 (off)
BlackLevel=0
Histogramm(min)=1
Histogramm(max)=228
Histogramm=89%
Noise(avg.deviation)=n/a
Limit=4000 Frames
 

Mars_104431.txt

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53 minutes ago, Kitsunegari said:

 I did not see an mass saving feature in Gimp  and each one needed saving individually which took a very long time.   Do you know a trick to do a batch process?  That would help me out a ton!

Right, you cannot save the layers individually with one command. In my workflow, though, it's not needed: I "open as layers" to load all frames, crop and/or resize, check the animation using Filters/Animation/Playback..., and then export straight to an animated GIF.

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7 minutes ago, GreatAttractor said:

Right, you cannot save the layers individually with one command. In my workflow, though, it's not needed: I "open as layers" to load all frames, crop and/or resize, check the animation using Filters/Animation/Playback..., and then export straight to an animated GIF.

Gimp .gif animated timelapses are hundreds of megabytes with the amount of frames i am using.  They are also display very bad image compression which degrades the image big time..    

 

Currently i use https://gifmaker.org/ to develop my aligned images.  

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53 minutes ago, Kitsunegari said:

They are also display very bad image compression which degrades the image big time

This sounds like color-reduction side effects (GIF uses lossless compression, so compression artifacts like in e.g. JPG are in fact not possible). Make sure to select Image/Mode/Grayscale before exporting.

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Absolutely stunning work!! I am loving your CaK results :) :)  :)

Alexandra

 

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