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Thursday, August 26, 2010

A collection of astronomical movies from my images

All movies are published before in this blog. There has been very few viewers for them though, so I think reposting might be a good idea. 


Veil nebula as a 3D-transformation:

Zoom in movies of Bubble and Soul nebulae:

Bubble nebula zoom out movie:

Heart nebula zoom out movie:

Zoom out movies from Tulip and Crescent nebulae and Moon:

IC410 and IC405 zoom in movie:

M27 as a 3D-transformation movie:

Soul nebula 3D-conversion test:


All Moon movies are made by re-projecting 2D-Moon image to a sphere. After that, the observation location can be freely selected, as long the area of interest stay on the visible area. I like this technique a lot, since the original image stays unprocessed!

Experimental Moon movies:
(There is a movie of Andromeda galaxy as well)

A movie about principle of making Moon movies from 2D-material:

Moon movie experiments:

Moon surface fly over movie:

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The "Bug Nebula", NGC6302 as an animation

The animation is made by splitting the original 2D-image to a layers by the image content. Layers are then taken to a 3D-modeling software, "TrueSpace", and projected to a 3D-surfaces and animated to a movie file.
Stars are placed to Z-axel by apparent brightness , brighter ones are closer.

Original images and imaging details can be found here:

Transformed 2D-image of NGC6302.