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May the 4th Solar Activity

Post by David_The_Bears_Fan » Sat May 04, 2019 1:34 pm

Made an early start as the forecast looked more promising early. Paid off with some nice blue skies and the unexpected bonus was that there was a new AR to look at too :beanie:

Started off with some white light, an FD using the 1100D / Lacerta Wedge / Continuum filter. Took 130 frames and stacked 50.
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Then broke out the ASI for some close up views. Still using the Lacerta wedge with continuum and UV IR cut filters.
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Then plugged in the Ca-K wedge
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Finally grabbed the PST for a look at the H Alpha side. Clouds were starting to be a problem by this point so grabbed a couple of ser's before packing in for the day.
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Re: May the 4th Solar Activity

Post by skyhawk » Sat May 04, 2019 2:10 pm

I am also seeing the prominences there too :)
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Re: May the 4th Solar Activity

Post by Montana » Sat May 04, 2019 6:11 pm

What a nice set David :hamster: It was clear for me too at 8.30am, seeing was terrible but by 9.30am everywhere was full of cloud. You did well to get all three lights, I barely managed Halpha ;)

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Re: May the 4th Solar Activity

Post by eroel » Sun May 05, 2019 12:17 am

David:
Very nice session, looks like you had a beautiful sunny day.
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Re: May the 4th Solar Activity

Post by MAURITS » Sun May 05, 2019 9:04 am

A very nice set images David.
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Post by marktownley » Sun May 05, 2019 11:27 am

These came out very well David!
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