Friday, 8 August 2014

Sunspot Genesis Animation 6th August

I only managed to capture 30 frames, or roughly 5 minutes real time worth of data for this timelapse before the clouds rolled back in and hid things from me, but this shows just how turbulent and active our star actually is.  It was by far the brightest thing on our star as this new sunspot emerged into view, where only a few hours earlier there was nothing.  The shot has some hazy frames as high cloud and haze was interfering, but it doesn't detract too much.  This was taken with the 100mm PST mod with 2x barlow to give 2000mm focal length with the DMK31 camera.