Friday, 7 August 2015
AR12396 in Ha - 6th August
I was worried with a new huge active region appearing this would destine the British weather to be appalling for weeks, well yesterday I got a brief gap late in the afternoon so decided to get out and observe it. Seeing was all over the place as I was imaging in tight gaps in between bands of clouds. By taking dozens of imaging runs, and then stacking these, I was able to pick the sharpest from that session which is the image above - lucky imaging! The shot was taken with the Skywatcher ED80 refractor, Daystar Quark, Baader Solar Telecompressor giving a 0.75x reduction factor, and the PGR Blackfly GigE IMX249 camera. Stacking done in Autostakkert, with post processing done in IMppG and Photoshop CS6.
Posted by Mark Townley at Friday, August 07, 2015