Sunday, June 08, 2008

CAO pano removed

Sunday afternoon I uploaded my CAO property digital photos to the computer. Once again I used the HugIn software to stitch the images together. I could tell I was feeling more comfortable with the application as I was able to get the stitching done quickly and I was able to tune the individual images.

The final large TIFF looks good, I think.

I suddenly considered that other RASC Toronto Centre members might like this panoramic image. It could be possibly used with other astronomy software. For example, I think Starry Night and The Sky could use custom images. The AstroPlanner software supports a custom skyline. So then I tried to upload the TIFF to the RASC Toronto Centre Yahoo!Group files area. Oops! A tad too big at 68 MB.

I then began to chop up the images into 4 panels and I saved them in PNG format for Stellarium. I created an appropriate INI file and ground image PNG file. Each horizon image was about 4 to 5 MB in size. I uploaded all these files to the Yahoo!Groups.

Immediately, Ralph posted a note about the size of the files and intimated that it may impact on the total available space in the Yahoo!Groups. We could leave the files there briefly...

David S then piped up and said I should put these files on my personal web server space... That's probably not a viable option, from a security point of view.

Feeling a little perturbed, I pulled all the files off the Yahoo!Group. If you want 'em, you'll have to ask.

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