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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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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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Sunspot Animation (AR2529) in Ha 17th April 2016

Sunspot Animation (AR2529) in Ha 17th April 2016

A week on, AR2529 is still going strong, but about to disappear behind the solar limb. (Click image for full-sized version). Scope: Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT, Meade 2x Barlow Camera: ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod Processing: AutoStakkert! 2, IMPPG, PixInsight 1.8, Gimp 2.8 Date: 17th April 2016 Frames: Best 25% of 500 Frames, 30 seond intervals

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Large Sunspot Animation (AR2529) in Ha 10-04-2016

Large Sunspot Animation (AR2529) in Ha 10-04-2016

Another animation of AR2529 (a sunspot), taken in Hydrogen Alpha. This is a different set of images from the previous post and shown in the normal (not inverted) colour scheme. Click the image below for the full-sized view (you might have to wait a few moments for it to load). Scope: Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT, Meade 2x Barlow […]

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Sunspot Animation (AR2529) in Ha 10-04-2016

Sunspot Animation (AR2529) in Ha 10-04-2016

Animation of AR2529 (a sunspot), taken in Hydrogen Alpha. The image is inverted so the sunspot appears white against a dark background, as this allows much more of the image detail to be seen. Scope: Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT, Meade 2x Barlow Camera: ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod Processing: AutoStakkert! 2, IMPPG, PixInsight 1.8, Gimp 2.8 Date: 3rd April […]

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Solar Prominence Animation in Ha, 3rd April 2016

Solar Prominence Animation in Ha, 3rd April 2016

A solar prominence animation in Hydrogen Alpha (with the Earth shown approximately to scale). This is my first attempt, as a bit challenging to create as there were a lot of high clouds drifting through.  This has created  some long gaps between frames and a few odd artefacts around the prominences and disk where I […]

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