G1 Geomagnetic Storm

I LOVE finding out about different ways to appreciate the Sun and light in general. Use this forum to post your info or questions about various outside the mainstream ways to appreciate our life giving star!
Post Reply
User avatar
Carbon60
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Posts: 5492
Joined: Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:33 pm
Location: Lancashire, UK

G1 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by Carbon60 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:06 pm

Hi all,

Earth was struck by a minor CME last night resulting in a G1 Geomagnetic storm (Planetary K-index (Kp5)) creating beautiful aurora. The geomagnetic environment has calmed down for the time being, but might increase again over the next 24hrs as Earth passes through the plasma wake.
G1 Solar Storm 20141221.jpg
G1 Solar Storm 20141221.jpg (170.33 KiB) Viewed 1178 times
Thanks for looking.

Stu
Lunt LS60THa B1200 PTFT
150mm H-alpha Solar telescope with Lunt35 mod
DMK41, Basler acA1920-155
NEQ6 Pro-mount
Fluxgate Magnetometers (1s and 150s Cadence)
More images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/solarcarbon60/

User avatar
marktownley
Librarian
Librarian
Posts: 24536
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:27 pm
Location: Brierley Hills, UK
Contact:

Re: G1 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by marktownley » Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:17 pm

Cool fish indeed!
Image
http://brierleyhillsolar.blogspot.co.uk/
Solar images, a collection of all the most up to date live solar data on the web, imaging & processing tutorials - please take a look!

User avatar
grimble_cornet
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Posts: 3496
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:10 pm
Location: UK West Midlands

Re: G1 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by grimble_cornet » Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:10 pm

Great presentation Stu - that kit is really working well. Just downloaded your pdf on how you built it - very tempting!
.

.



.


Mike Garbett

Selection of Solar and Deep Sky images on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikegarbett/

User avatar
swisswalter
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Posts: 17951
Joined: Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:28 am
Location: Switzerland
Contact:

Re: G1 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by swisswalter » Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:22 am

Hi Stuart

great stuff, thanks for the report
Only stardust in the wind, some fine and some less fine scopes, filters and adapters as well. Switzerland 47 N, 9 E, in the heart of EUROPE :)

from 7 am - 7 pm http://www.nanosys.ch

from 7.01 pm - 6.59 am http://www.wastronomiko.com some times vice versa ;)

Derek Klepp
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Posts: 12660
Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:02 am

Re: G1 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by Derek Klepp » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:59 am

Thanks Stu and I must say I have enjoyed reading your contributions this year I just wished I lived at a lower latitude down here to appreciate those Aurora

User avatar
Montana
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Posts: 19802
Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:25 pm
Location: Cheshire, UK

Re: G1 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by Montana » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:18 am

Fantastic Stu :bow wouldn't it be nice to have clear skies and a large impact over Christmas :hamster:

Alexandra

User avatar
marktownley
Librarian
Librarian
Posts: 24536
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:27 pm
Location: Brierley Hills, UK
Contact:

Re: G1 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by marktownley » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:11 pm

Montana wrote:Fantastic Stu :bow wouldn't it be nice to have clear skies and a large impact over Christmas :hamster:

Alexandra
And a huge power cut at the same time to kill all the streetlights ;)
Image
http://brierleyhillsolar.blogspot.co.uk/
Solar images, a collection of all the most up to date live solar data on the web, imaging & processing tutorials - please take a look!

User avatar
Carbon60
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Posts: 5492
Joined: Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:33 pm
Location: Lancashire, UK

Re: G1 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by Carbon60 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:50 pm

marktownley wrote:
Montana wrote:Fantastic Stu :bow wouldn't it be nice to have clear skies and a large impact over Christmas :hamster:

Alexandra
And a huge power cut at the same time to kill all the streetlights ;)
He He.....sure would you two.

Thanks everyone for your continued support.

Mike, why not give it a go? All I will say is that temperature stability is as important as having a magnetically quite location to place the sensor. The heterodyne circuitry seems to be temperature sensitive, giving rise to a degree of frequency drift between daytime and night-time temperatures. Since producing the tutorial document, I've modified the housing for the 'bat detector' and I now have it located within a vacuum flask which itself is inside a picnic cool box to try to minimise and smooth out ambient temperature excursions. This seems to work quite well most of the time. I need to take some photos of the set-up and post them in the tutorial.

If you do give it a go, let me know and I'll send you a copy of the Excel spreadsheet which I use to filter some noise and plot the charts.

Cheers and Merry Christmas to everyone.

Stu.
Lunt LS60THa B1200 PTFT
150mm H-alpha Solar telescope with Lunt35 mod
DMK41, Basler acA1920-155
NEQ6 Pro-mount
Fluxgate Magnetometers (1s and 150s Cadence)
More images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/solarcarbon60/

User avatar
grimble_cornet
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Posts: 3496
Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:10 pm
Location: UK West Midlands

Re: G1 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by grimble_cornet » Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:13 pm

Thanks Stu :bow2
I'm going to order the Bat5 anyway as a dual purpose toy and I'll have a look for the other components after Xmas :P
It's been a while since I got my soldering iron hot so I feel the urge for an electronics project
Pity I didn't think about this when I had a 1m deep hole dug out for my pier but I'm sure I can find another spot :lol: ;) :lol:
.

.



.


Mike Garbett

Selection of Solar and Deep Sky images on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikegarbett/

User avatar
Carbon60
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Way More Fun to Share It!!
Posts: 5492
Joined: Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:33 pm
Location: Lancashire, UK

Re: G1 Geomagnetic Storm

Post by Carbon60 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:14 pm

Somewhere away from any lumps of iron! :lol:

Stu.
Lunt LS60THa B1200 PTFT
150mm H-alpha Solar telescope with Lunt35 mod
DMK41, Basler acA1920-155
NEQ6 Pro-mount
Fluxgate Magnetometers (1s and 150s Cadence)
More images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/solarcarbon60/

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests