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Sun 2021-01-22

2021-01-23T12:34:37+00:0023 January 2021|News, Sun|

Getting higher, still not totally over the dome lip yet.

Object IDSun
AR2797, AR2798
Details2020-01-22  10:31 UT
Telescope250mm f4.8 Newtonian, MPCC
Baader solar film
CameraQHY168C
Exposure(s)0.5 ms single shot
60s 45fps avi
CaptureSharpCap
ProcessingAutoStakkert 3, Registax, Photoshop

Sun 2021-01-01

2021-01-01T16:06:59+00:001 January 2021|News, Sun|

Quick shot only half of the scope over the lip of the dome.

Object IDSun
AR2794, AR2795
Details2020-01-01  12:21 UT
Telescope250mm f4.8 Newtonian, MPCC
Baader solar film
CameraQHY168C
Exposure(s)1.6 ms single shot
60s 40fps avi
CaptureSharpCap
ProcessingAutoStakkert 3, Photoshop

Sun 2020-12-30

2020-12-30T14:05:52+00:0030 December 2020|News, Sun|

Quick shot only half of the scope over the lip of the dome just before it went behind the roof.

Object IDSun
AR2794, AR2795
Details2020-12-30  13:13UT
Telescope250mm f4.8 Newtonian, MPCC
Baader solar film
CameraQHY168C
Exposure(s)0.4 ms single shot
CaptureSharpCap
ProcessingPhotoshop

Sun 2020-12-29

2020-12-30T14:05:43+00:0029 December 2020|News, Sun|

Quick shot only half of the scope over the lip of the dome but seems the air is steady. Very snowy day.

Object IDSun
AR2794, AR2795
Details2020-12-29  12:39UT
Telescope250mm f4.8 Newtonian, MPCC
Baader solar film
CameraQHY168C
Exposure(s)67s .SER
47 fps
CaptureFireCapture
ProcessingAutoStakkert 3
Registax 6
Photoshop

Sunspot group AR2781 Nov 2020

2020-11-12T11:01:15+00:004 November 2020|News, Sun|

Object IDSunspot groups AR2781
Details2020-11-04  11:21UT,  2020-11-05 11:19UT
Telescope250mm f4.8 Newtonian, MPCC
CameraZWO ASI290MC
Exposure(s)120s .SER file
100 fps approx
CaptureFireCapture
ProcessingAutoStakkert 3, Registax, PS

I had hoped to monitor the development of this group regularly but the weather hasn’t allowed that. So now the group has lost its complexity and is just a single spot.

Sunspots 2018-06-13

2018-06-13T12:11:56+00:0013 June 2018|News, Sun|

The Sun has been very featurless for a while now but this just beginning to appear round the limb.

Poor seeing but testing out the new ZWO ASI 290MC. Getting a frame rate of almost 100 fps. Heavy processing required to get anything out of the turbulence. No matter how fast the frame rate, or how sensitive the camera, if the seeing is bad you still won’t get much.

Object IDSunspots
Details2018-06-13 09:58:05 UT
Poor seeing: I-II (I-V)
Telescope180mm Mak-Cass at f15
Baader solar film – gives blue colour
CameraZWO ASI 290MC
Exposure(s)60s video at 97 fps ROI 800×500
CaptureFireCapture
ProcessingPhotoshop CC