J. Space Weather Space Clim.
Volume 7, 2017
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Published online||13 October 2017|
Making 3D movies of Northern Lights
Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ. Paris 6 & CNRS (UMR 7095), Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris,
98 bis Bd Arago,
2 THALES, 19 Avenue Morane Saulnier, 78140 Vélizy Villacoublay, France
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 16 August 2017
We describe the steps necessary to create three-dimensional (3D) movies of Northern Lights or Aurorae Borealis out of real-time images taken with two distant high-resolution fish-eye cameras. Astrometric reconstruction of the visible stars is used to model the optical mapping of each camera and correct for it in order to properly align the two sets of images. Examples of the resulting movies can be seen at http://www.iap.fr/aurora3d.
Key words: Aurora / visualisation / technical / image processing / algorithm
© E. Hivon et al., Published by EDP Sciences 2017
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