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AR2673 in Hydrogen Alpha

AR2673 with M-Class Flare

Today I managed to capture the end of a large M-Class flare from AR2673 which has been very active for most of this week: 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: 9th September 2017, 12:04UTC

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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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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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Transit of Mercury, 9th May 2016

Transit of Mercury, 9th May 2016

Mercury begins its transit across the face of the sun. Scope: Lunt LS60THa/B1200CPT Camera: ZWO ASI174MM, FireCapture Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6, EQMod Processing: AutoStakkert! 2, PixInsight 1.8, best 25% of 500 frames Date: 9th May 2016, 12:14BST (11:14UT)

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