AR2738 (Flaring! Animated) in High Res, HA & WL | April 8th 2019

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AR2738 (Flaring! Animated) in High Res, HA & WL | April 8th 2019

Post by MalVeauX » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:10 pm

Heya,

It was cloudy and nasty this morning, but then it broke around the afternoon after 10am and I was able to get some sky time. I fully expected the seeing to be terrible, but to my surprise, it was quite good. I guess my summer seeing is finally coming in a little early. I was able to use the full 200mm aperture of my system for the high resolution images in both HA & WL (both are in 656nm) and have finally surpassed my previous 150mm refractor's resolution thanks to good seeing. AR2738 flared while I watched and I captured some sequences that was really interesting. The flare moved so quickly that I watched it happen over mere seconds, and within 2 minutes, it was moving so much that I knew I couldn't go for long captures for a stack and had to keep it short. I was able to switch over to white light and imaged AR2738 and the convection cells. I also grabbed a little bit on AR2737 for good measure just because it's still there. The full disc was a disaster, barely got it between clouds, and also my imaging scale is way off for my pixel size, but I was testing a new system there (Double Stack PST). I need a new camera with tiny pixels to do full discs with the PST. There's a fairly large prominence on the limb, but the clouds came in quickly and I didn't have time for that one.

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Flare Animation:
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Equipment:
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High Res Hydrogen Alpha (Chromosphere):
C8 Edge HD + Aires 200mm Tri-Band D-ERF + Baader 2" UV/IR Block Filter
Daystar Quark Chromosphere
ASI174MM + 0.5x Focal Reducer (F21)

High Res White Light (Photosphere):
C8 Edge HD + Aires 200mm Tri-Band D-ERF + Baader 2" UV/IR Block Filter
Baader 1.8 ND filter + Baader 610nm filter
ASI174MM + 2.0x Barlow (F20)

Full Disc Hydrogen Alpha (Chromosphere):
PST + SM40II Double Stack
ASI174MM (way, way under sampled)

Very best,
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Re: AR2738 (Flaring! Animated) in High Res, HA & WL | April 8th 2019

Post by marktownley » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:59 pm

Good captures Marty! I was hoping earlier today you were getting a view in to share, just cloud and grey for me today unfortunately.


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Re: AR2738 (Flaring! Animated) in High Res, HA & WL | April 8th 2019

Post by banjo » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:29 am

Very good captures Marty,bravo!!!!!
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Post by MAURITS » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:19 am

A serie of beautiful images Marty.


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Re: AR2738 (Flaring! Animated) in High Res, HA & WL | April 8th 2019

Post by Carbon60 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:35 am

Very nice images, Marty.

Congratulations on your Space Weather article today.

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Re: AR2738 (Flaring! Animated) in High Res, HA & WL | April 8th 2019

Post by krakatoa1883 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:49 am

Great images, really impressive


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Re: AR2738 (Flaring! Animated) in High Res, HA & WL | April 8th 2019

Post by Astrophil » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:15 am

Marty, I believe this set of images captured substantially finer detail than is possible with a 6" scope. Images like these makes the journey worthwhile. Looking forward to seeing more.

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Re: AR2738 (Flaring! Animated) in High Res, HA & WL | April 8th 2019

Post by MapleRidge » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:30 pm

Hi Marty...

These are superb Ha and WL images :bow

Congrats on the SpaceWeather appearance too!!!

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