3D image of the Sun

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3D image of the Sun

Post by Joh5n » Sat Nov 26, 2005 11:35 pm

I was having trouble seeing the 3D effect. When I checked the colors comprising the anaglyph, it appears that the Sun is rotated about 45 degrees clockwise from the baseline of the star field. To see the Sun best, try tipping your head 45 deg. to the right...

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Post by craterchains » Sun Nov 27, 2005 3:26 pm

Guess I need to go buy a box of Star Crunchies and get the free red blue glasses so I can see it. :cry:

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Post by FieryIce » Sun Nov 27, 2005 3:47 pm

I got mine in a box of Cracker Jacks.
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Post by Sungazer » Mon Nov 28, 2005 1:27 am

Try it now at http://www.sungazer.net/3d/solarmax3dbw.html, John.

Taking your suggestion, I rotated the image to align the sun’s 3D features. Also, thanks to the incredible response (10k page loads in 24hrs) I got from this APOD, I was able to change to a more effective background. Some people out there really know their 3D!

Norval, There are other ways to view the effect without real glasses. Red and blue astronomical filters and camera gel cells will work. You can also pick up kiddie 3D glasses at a toy store.
My favorite is http://www.photo3-d.com/ .

Also, many thanks to Jerry and Robert for using my images for the APOD!

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Post by harry » Mon Nov 28, 2005 4:39 am

I liked it,,,,,,,,,thanks
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Post by BMAONE23 » Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:08 pm

It appears to me that the 45deg tilt is along the solar equator and the background star field was added (poorly) for effect.

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Thanks!

Post by Sungazer » Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:47 pm

Thanks, Harry! I’m glad you enjoyed the image. After the APOD ran, I was contacted by a couple of pro 3D graphics guys that gave me some incredible tips on making 3D images (see the redesigned link above).

I have a few other 3D solar shots on my site including a recent sunspot group and two colorized images. There is also a link to zoom-able images as well.

A full collection of sun images is at: http://www.sungazer.net/images.html .

Thanks again!

Enjoy the sun,

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Post by BMAONE23 » Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:57 pm

Great Images Sungazer

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Post by craterchains » Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:04 pm

My apologies for sounding so trite, it really did sound bad, and was only meant to reflect that I don't get much out of those 3d red/blue images.

Unfortunately in this case my almost perfect color vision gets in the way. Because of this the effect is greatly reduced for ones like me. But not to worry, the percentage of ones like me is very small. 8)

What I hope for is holographic's to get going. So in the meantime I like the good old topographical maps. :)

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3D looks great

Post by Joh5n » Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:28 am

Greg,

Thanks for the new image. It looks great, and the star field is more subtle. Enjoyed your solar pages, too!

John

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Post by craterchains » Sun Dec 04, 2005 2:06 pm

And here is an image of one of my favorite topics, a CS type of crater chain. :wink:

3-d crater chain
http://starryskies.com/The_sky/events/l ... chain.html

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