Observation by Mick Nicholls: C4.8 flare from AR2736

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Mick Nicholls


Mick Nicholls


2019 Mar 20 - 10:41


2019 Mar 20 - 22:12


The Sun

  • 40mm Single stack PST H-Alpha scope
  • DMK31 camera
  • 4xBarlow
  • TS Optics altazimuth mount

Sheffield UK

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C4,8 class flare from AR2736


C4.8 flare from AR2736

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I set up to do some experimental Solar imaging with my DSLR camera (which didn't work). The sky was quite hazy so i thought i wouldn't waste any good skies. After about 20 minutes the sky cleared and out of the Blue a flare erupted from new Sunspot AR2736. Each image is made up from a 500 frame AVI captured with a DMK31 camera. I also used a 4x barlow and a 40mm single stack PST H-Alpha scope. I was on an altazimuth mount (from my earlier experiments) so i had to hand guide to follow the Sun. 

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