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Observation by Eric Walker: Sunspot Region AR2765 Hsx (20200611 17:1...

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Eric Walker

Observer

Eric Walker

Observed

2020 Jun 11 - 16:17

Uploaded

2020 Jun 12 - 16:38

Objects

The Sun

Equipment
  • Lunt LS60THa / B1200CPT / 2x Barlow
  • ZWO ASI 071 MC Pro Imaging Camera
  • SharpCap 3.2 imaging software
  • AutoStakkert!, ImPPG, Photoshop processing software
Exposure

exp=35ms, gain=94, RAW16, .ser (5000 frames - best 2500 selected (flat-corrected), stacked, & processed)

Location

Beinn View Observatory, Conon Bridge, Scottish Highlands

Target name

Sunspot Group AR2765

Title

Sunspot Region AR2765 Hsx (20200611 17:17 UT)

About this image

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

Seeing was good but it was a tad windy so I decided to reduce the frame size in order to maximize frame rate and shoot a video image of 5,000 frames. I also carried out a flat calibration and selected, stacked, and processed the best 2,500 frames (Astrostakkert, ImPPG, & Photoshop).

 I also attempted a "white-light" filtered image capture but the wind was blowing my 114mm reflector about something awful - I've still to have a look at the RAW video before I decide whether to attempt to process it.

Eric

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