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The Sun - Prominence Time Lapse, 


            Douglas J Struble

The Sun - Prominence Time Lapse

Technical card

Resolution: 1000x562

Date:May 7, 2018

Time: 02:00

Seeing: 3

Locations: Backyard Red Zone Observatory, Taylor, MI, Michigan, United States

Data source: Backyard


My first astrophotography time lapse video ever; a one hour time lapse of a solar prominence. I captured 8 seconds every 30 seconds in FireCapture, processed each AVI in AS!3, brought them into PixInsight to run reconstruction, aligned the frames in IMPPG and then combined all the frames into Final Cut Pro. In order to fill the void, I captured the surface detail with a separate capture and exposure, processed it in PixInsight and Photoshop and then masked it in Final Cut Pro. The surface detail is static. All colorization and final image stabilization was done in Final Cut Pro.

The original is forward motion only. The final version is a looped forward and reverse video.



Douglas J Struble
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • The Sun - Prominence Time Lapse, 


            Douglas J Struble
  • Final
    The Sun - Prominence Time Lapse, 


            Douglas J Struble


Original video is forward motion only. Final video is forward and reverse.


The Sun - Prominence Time Lapse, 


            Douglas J Struble