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Movie: Asteroid Florence


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About this observation
David Swan
Time of observation
31/08/2017 - 22:01
(3122) Florence
Observing location
Tynemouth, UK
Scope: 200mm SCT at f/6.3
Camera: ASI178MM. Baader UV/IR cut
Software: FireCapture, AS!3 and PIPP
244 x 2s subs

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After much work, I have finally succeeded in creating an animation of Florence moving across the sky! I used AS!3 to align the frames, then stitched them together with PIPP. The animation runs at 20 frames per second, through 244 frames. The first 2s exposure was taken starting 21:01:03 UT, and the last exposure at 21:09:36 UT (obviously some losses!). The FOV is approx. 18 x 12 arcmin.

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