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AR2662 (left) and AR2663 (right)

Sun in Ha – 18th June 2017

AR2662 (left side of image) and AR2663 (right side),  11:35UTC in Hydrogen Alpha (inverted image). Close up of AR2662 plus filaments, 14:19UTC: Detail of the larger prominence on the limb, 13:42 UTC: Scope: Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT, 2x Barlow (for detail images) Camera: ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount: Sky-Watcher AZ-GT Processing: AutoStakkert! 2, PixInsight 1.8 Date: 18th June 2017

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Sun Full Disk Hydrogen Alpha - 7th April 2017 10:15UTC

AR2645 Class C Flare – 6th April 2017

AR2645 (right side of animation) plus large prominence (left side). AR 2645 flared at class C shortly after 12:00UTC, unfortunately whilst the camera was not capturing for the first part of this, but the tail end of the flare is captured as can be seen when the AR jumps in brightness about 2/3rds of the […]

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Comet 41P

Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak

Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak from last Saturday (25th March). 82 x 1 minute exposures over the course of 1 hour and 45 minutes. Acquisition: Sky-Watcher Evostar 80ED DS-Pro, Sky-Watcher 0.85x reducer, ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool, Atik EFW2, Astronomik L 1.25″ Mount/Guiding: Orion ST80, QHY 5, PHD2, Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod, Sequence Generator Pro Processing: PixInsight 1.8.04 Date: Mar. 25, 2017 Lights: […]

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M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy

M51 – The Whirlpool Galaxy

M51 is estimated to be approximately 23 million light years away.  It is interacting with its smaller companion galaxy, NGC 5195, which is just above and to the left of it in this image. To the center right of the image a much more distant galaxy IC4263 can be seen, approximately 144 million light years away. […]

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Solar Prominence Animation

Monster Prominence 3.5 Hour Animation (Ha)

My biggest animation yet, with a 100,000km prominence: Scope: Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT, 2x Barlow Camera: ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod Processing: AutoStakkert! 2, PixInsight 1.8, best 25% of 500 frames, 174 frames, 30s intervals. Date: 11th September 2016, 09:52 –  13:17BST (08:52 – 12:17UT)

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Prominence Animation Ha 3rd September 2016

Prominence Animation Ha 3rd September 2016

Animation of prominences with solar disk masked: Scope: Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT, 2x Barlow Camera: ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod Processing: AutoStakkert! 2, PixInsight 1.8, best 25% of 500 frames, 41 frames, 30s intervals. Date: 3rd September 2016, 09:52 – 10:45BST (08:52 – 09:45UT)

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Animation of AR12585 Ha 3rd September 2016

Animation of AR12585 Ha 3rd September 2016

Animation of AR2585, plus filament and prominences. Scope: Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT, 2x Barlow Camera: ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod Processing: AutoStakkert! 2, PixInsight 1.8, best 25% of 500 frames, 31 frames, 30s intervals. Date: 3rd September 2016, 08:34 – 09:19BST (07:34 – 08:19UT)

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Another Mercury Transit Image

Another Mercury Transit Image

Another Mercury transit image.  I’ve adjusted my processing routine to add MLT to the process, and trying out a different false colour scheme. Scope: Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT Camera: ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod Processing: AutoStakkert! 2, PixInsight 1.8, best 75% of 500 frames Date: 9th May 2016, 13:48BST (13:48UT)

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