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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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