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  1. Folks, Animation of the large prom from 11th September, seeing was variable hence a few fuzzy and unfocused frames. Didn't remove too many of the fuzzy frames as it made the animation quite discontinuous. Duration is 1hr 20mins with 30 sec interval between recordings. Taken with Lunt 60HaPT B1200, 2xBarlow and processed in ImPPG and colour applied in PS Animation with fuzzy/unfocused frames removed (False Colour) Animation with all frames (mono)
  2. Date: 25/10/17 Time: 1600-1630 Scope: Lunt60+DS60 After what seems like an age, I finally got the chance to pop out and see the sun this afternoon! Must be at least 10 days as the first of the two (new to me) regions is approaching half way (6 day position) Seeing was poor, I had to fight through some thin clouds - Note that as long as you can see shadows being cast on the ground then you can tune an Ha scope into the sun and get a worthwhile image! Initial tuning was not easy as the disk was hidden in thin cloud but I managed to tease out the first (larger) active region - once you have something on the disk then its just a case of fiddling with the (1) scope pressure (2) double stack rotation and (3) finally the double stack tilt - if the image improves keep going otherwise reverse the other way. - in the end, I had teased out quite a lot of detail in the first region, several filaments and plenty of plage plus the spot of course. Several other stand-alone filaments were visible at 7 and 6 o'clock plus some smaller filaments in the centre. Managed to glimpse a nice exiting filament at 10 o'clock too! Initially, the highlight seemed like it was going to be the prominence formation at the 2 o'clock postion (which was extensive and contained multiple smaller tree proms) BUT then a solar flare started up in the 2nd newer region - it got quite bright and lasted a good 10 minutes so was probably a reasonably powerful event - which became the highlight of the session If you get chance in the next few days then make the effort for a look, the spots are small but the regions that contains them are reasonably active and there is plenty of other activity across the disk surface to make the effort. The prominence formation was on the coming-in side so maybe there is more to come around the corner? Alan
  3. This one from 31st Aug, I think the orientation is incorrect (apologies). Approximately 1hour duration captures @ 60 second intervals. Taken with Lun60HaPT Single Stack, 2x barlow and post processed in ImPPG and coloured in PS.
  4. "Seeing" was really bad and I had to dump about half the data recorded over 1.5 hr, some good frames helped get a half decent animation. Taken with Lunt60HaPT B1200 Single Stack and 2.5x TV PowerMate, Post processed in ImPPG and coloured in PS. Powermate creating havoc by creating the ghost image Animation (& Still Image below it): Still Image:
  5. A cracking day here in N Yorks today. Managed an hour or so observing this afternoon. I took one video capture too but the seeing wasn't at its best. But just to remind us that it is the solstice day, here are a couple of images. Lunt60 and my ASI 174MM via oaCapture on an AZ EQ 6 in Alt-Az mode. Processed in AS!2 and PS.
  6. Another day of bad seeing and poor animation (not oriented correctly) but processed and posted here.... anyways, Taken with Lunt60HaPT B1200 Single Stack, 2.5x TV PowerMate. Post Processed in ImPPG and Coloured in PS.
  7. Animation from 29th August Big prom (heavily cropped), this was first try with TV 2.5x PowerMate, not too happy as I get ghost image (can be seen in animation rising from bottom) of the sun. And I've had this in all my captures since 29th (just getting round to processing all data). I could'nt see it on laptop during recording but is evident after post processing. Plus "seeing" didn't help. Using Lunt 60Ha PT SS B1200, 2.x TV PowerMate, post processed in ImPGG and Colour applied in PS. Any advice on the PowerMate? Image showing appearance of Ghost Image, only appears when using TV 2.5x PowerMate (does not happen with 2x Barlow) Animation (below):
  8. As you may have realised from other posts I was very busy day and night on 25th. Make hay while the sun shines I say. So I have only just got round to going through my Ha captures. Here are two with some active proms and a couple of active regions taken two hours apart. The prom near the top develops into what looks like a terrestrial tornado funnel maybe? Usual set up: Lunt 60Ha and ZWOASI174MM. 10:56am 1:02pm
  9. Hi Folks, Animation of the prominence from 15th August, wish the images were a bit sharper. Taken with Lunt 60 PT, 2x Barlow. Processed & Aligned in IMPGG and gif created in PS.
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