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Jupiter 3D Animation: 2020-06-02

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Technical card

Date:June 3, 2020

Time: 02:24

Frames: 9600

FPS: 80.00000

Focal length: 5600

Seeing: 5

Transparency: 8

Resolution: 1551x747

Locations: Home, Singapore, Singapore

Data source: Backyard


After receiving some comments that the "traditional" animation for my last Jupiter capture had a "3D feel" to it, I began to wonder what an animated series of 3D stereo images may look like. Here is the result.

The original image is a single 3D stereo image, whereas Rev # is an animated GIF.

These are "cross-eyed" stereo images, i.e. you will need to cross your eyes until the two images overlap and focus on the result. If you're viewing using an external monitor, you may want to sit back from the screen a little to make this more comfortable.

As I have commented previously, GIF is a very old format designed for very simple graphics with solid colours - it does not handle gradients well at all.

There is a much better, newer format: Animated PNG. The only problem: this format has limited browser support at this time. Depending on your operating system and browser (I'm using Win 10 and Google Chrome) if you visit the link below and then click on the image, you may be able to see a much higher quality animation. I don't believe it will work on mobile devices.

Thanks for looking!



Darren (DMach)
License: None (All rights reserved)



Description: 3D Stereo Animated GIF


Description: A revised animated GIF, using 6 minute time separation (instead of 8 min for the original). Interestingly, the animation helps to emphasise the cone-shaped "pinching" at the poles as the time separation increases. I find 6 minutes gives a more pleasing, rounded look to the poles.


Jupiter 3D Animation: 2020-06-02, 


            Darren (DMach)