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  1. this little active region put on quite a show and i captured till i ran out of drive space. 160 frames x 40ms delay. (220 frames in each stack) (8 seconds per video capture) (160 captures) Animated with https://gifmaker.org/ Cropped with avidub. Logo applied with avidub . Levels adjusted with avidub. Files converted with PIPP and registax 5.1 Three pass Processing done in ImPPG (.xml files attached) 127mm x 1200mm explore scientific first-light achromat with Meade 2x tele-negative barlow. Basler aca720-520um camera. Baader planetarium 36mm B-BCCD filter for energy rejection 1 angstrom calcium filter from Apollo Lasky @ http://calcium.solar https://explorescientificusa.com/products/fl-ar1271200maz01?_pos=8&_sid=9637d7ccc&_ss=r https://www.meade.com/meade-series-4000-126-2x-short-focus-barlow-lens-1-25.html https://www.baader-planetarium.com/en/baader-b-ccd-filter-(blue).html https://www.baslerweb.com/en/products/cameras/area-scan-cameras/ace/aca720-520um/ http://virtualdub.sourceforge.net/ https://greatattractor.github.io/imppg/ http://www.astronomie.be/registax/download.html https://sites.google.com/site/astropipp/downloads http://www.firecapture.de/ Thanks for watching! 1.xml 2.xml 3.xml
  2. I finished observations of the Mizar A spectroscopic binary. Calibration for the Hα line made on water lines contained in the Earth's atmosphere. I used LowSpec spectrograph with 1800 grooves/mm reflective holographic grating, APM APO 107/700, QHY163M camera and HEQ5 mount with guiding. It turned out that the Earth's movement practically compensated for the radial velocity of the Mizar A system. Based on the analysis, I received the result: vr = -8.8 km/s in fact the system is approaching at a radial velocity of -6.3 km/s. I also determined the phase plot of radial velocities based on my measurements for the Na (together for both lines) and separately for Hα line: Error is based on half my spectral resolution (0.2 Å/pix corresponds to rv = 10 km/s). Each measurement corresponds to the stack a few images. The most important purpose of observing this binary system was to record the historical Ca II line (often called as CaK, 3933.66 Å). The distances in the violet part of the spectrum are almost 2x smaller than the corresponding shifts for the Hα line. This line initiated the discovery of spectroscopically binary systems, and Mizar A was the first discovered system of this type. These were the spectroscopic observations in the 19th century: Source: https://www.leosondra.cz/en/mizar/#b20 I've made several observations of this line in the last two weeks: Animation showing the changes in the CaK line based on my observations: Not only the Ca II is split, but the surrounding lines also, shown below in a wider environment: Balmer hydrogen lines are becoming more dense as Balmer's gap approaches (3646 Å). Observation result of the Hα line: And animation showing the changes in this line: The Na I doublet was much more difficult to observe, because stars with A spectral type contain very faint lines of this metal: Animation showing the changes in the sodium doublet: We received the sodium quartet
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