Thursday, 17 April 2014

Ha Flare Animation 16th April

I sat waiting pretty much all day hoping our star was going to throw off a large M class or even X class flare so I could record it as an animation, alas it never did.  I did manage this animation of a long protracted C1 class flare, with a small C2 burst.  This was taken using the 100mm PST mod at f20 with the DMK31 camera, taking 4 avis a minute to try and avoid as much temporal distortion as possible,  the animation is 108 frames and spans 27 minutes real time in the life of our star.  Now I know this method works, i'm looking forward to capturing more powerful flares in the future, hopefully!