Saturday, 27 August 2011

Prominence Animation - 21st August

Here is my first attempt at a prominence animation.  This represents about 40 frames taken over a roughly 30 minute period.  The cadence is 45 seconds.  Not sure why registax decided to very the brightness of some of the frames - but it did!  Something for me to work out!   This was taken with the DS40 at the scopes native focal length of 420mm using the DMK31 camera.  I look forward to having some decent weather and being able to have a go at somemore.


Thursday, 25 August 2011

'Angry Sun' - Sunday 21st August

full disk Ha copy by Mark Townley
full disk Ha copy, a photo by Mark Townley on Flickr.

Lots going on in this image of an 'Angry Sun' - Finally solar activity is showing some promise!

Monday, 15 August 2011

'Promtastic Monday' - 15th August

full disk b&w by Mark Townley
full disk b&w, a photo by Mark Townley on Flickr.

I had a very brief window early this morning to get some frames to make a mosaic of the sun. The proms and filaments were fantastic today, and rounding the limb an as yet unamed active region. Hopefully these proms will last a few days more!