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Sunspot Region AR2765 (20200609 Hsx)


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About this observation
eric walker
Time of observation
09/06/2020 - 15:40
Sunspot Group AR2765
Observing location
Beinn View Observatory, Conon Bridge, Scottish Highlands
Lunt LS60THa / B1200CPT / 2x Barlow
ZWO ASI 071 MC Pro Imaging Camera
SharpCap 3.2 imaging software
AutoStakkert!, ImPPG, Photoshop processing software
exp=35ms, gain=94, RAW8, .ser (1000 frames - best 400 selected, stacked, & processed)

My first attempt at capturing & processing a sunspot region using my Lunt LS60THa solar scope with ZWO ASI071MC Pro astro-imaging camera.

There is a new Sunspot region (AR2765) which first appeared a few days ago and the skies were clear enough that I thought I would give it a go. Seeing was a bit iffy and there was some hazy cloud which kept slipping in front of the Sun, nevertheless I managed to shoot a video image of 1000 frames and selected, stacked, and processed the best 400 of them (Astrostakkert, ImPPG, & Photoshop).

Hopefully this is the definitive start of Sunspot Cycle 25!

I had a go at assessing its "quality", according to a recent BAA article by Lyn Smith, which I think is Hsx - solar experts please feel free to educate me as this is a whole new area I've got myself into!


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