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Aurora Borealis

Most recent animations

Here are my most recent animations starting from 7 October 2011 at the bottom of this page.

8 January 2014

Here is the giant sunspot group AR1944 on the 8 January 2014 from 09:34 to 13:26UT in variable seeing conditions.

30 May 2013

30 May 2013 here a prominence lifts off the north east limb from 11:18 to 13:12UT seeing grade 2 to a poor grade 4.

20 May 2013

20 May 2013 here is a look at a beautiful loop structure on the eastern limb between 08:01 and 08:29UT

extended version

Here is a look at the extended sequence from 08:01 to 08:46UT there were thin clouds in the last few frames and some are missing due to heavy cloud.

16 May 2013

16 May 2013 here is AR1745 from 10:23 to 11:27UT in grade 2 seeing conditions.

AR1748

16 May 2013 AR1748 from 08:00 to 10:24UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

6 May 2013

6 May 2013 here is AR1734 from 09:59 to 12:59UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions

21 April 2013

21 April 2013 here a C2.2-class solar flare breaks across AR1726 between 14:02 and 14:57UT in grade 2 to grade 5 seeing conditions.

17 April 2013

17 April 2013 here is a active prominence on the south-east limb sequence from 13:35 to 15:09UT in grade 2 to 3 seeing conditions.

1 April 2013

1 April 2013 here is AR1711 and a large prominence on the east limb between 10:30 and 11:05UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

30 March 2013

30 March 2013 the seeing was a poor grade 2 to grade 4 [mainly grade 4] here is the north-east limb from 14:16 to 15:13UT.

28 March 2013

28 March 2013 here is a look at a rotating prominence on the south east limb from 10:40 to 11:22UT in grade 1 to grade 3 seeing

18 March 2013

18 March 2013 here is AR1692 from 13:44 to 14:42UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing.

AR1695 on 18 March 2013

18 March 2013 here is AR1695 from 13:46 to 14:39UT in mainly grade 2 to 3 seeing.

18 March 2013

18 March 2013 here is a look at departing AR1698 from 11:59 to 14:07UT in grade 1 to grade 2 seeing conditions.


Here is a look at AR1694 and AR1692 with a large filament on the 14 March 2013 between 11:29 and 13:05UT in poor seeing grade 3 to grade 4.

14 March 2013

Here is a look at AR1696 on 14 March from 11:05 to 11:44UT in poor grade 4 seeing conditions.

26 February 2013

26 February 2013 here is a look at the prominence on the south-west limb between 11:29 and 12:44UT in grade 2 to grade 4 seeing conditions.

26 feb

26 February 2012 here is a look at the same structure between 12:51 and 14:27UT at 1.6m focal length but the seeing had deteriorated to grade 3 but mainly grade 4 seeing.

21 Feb 2013

21 February 2013 from 10:01 to 11:07UT in grade 3 to grade 4 seeing.

21 Feb 2013

21 February 2013 here is AR1671/1678 complex from 11:20 to 13:12UT in grade 2 to grade 5 seeing.

16 February 2013

16 February 2013 here is a large filament from 11:05 to 11:59UT in grade 2 seeing.

5 February 2013 here is a look at AR1667 in white light from 10:04 to 11:08UT in grade 2 but mostly poor grade 4 seeing conditions 4m focal length with TOA130 Herschel wedge and no narrow band filters this time at 1/3333 second exposure.

5 February 2013

29 January 2013 here is a look at a prominence on the SE limb between 13:04 and 14:48UT in grade 1 to grade 4 seeing conditions.

29 January 2013 darker version

12 January 2013 here is a look at AR1654 between 10:40 and 13:38UT in grade 1 to grade 3 seeing conditions. Go options then download for full size file.

12 January 2013

12 January 2013 here is a shorter look from 12:20 to 13:38UT.

12 January 2013

11 January 2013 here is a look at the eastern part of AR1654 in grade 1 to grade 3 seeing conditions. Go options then download for full size file

11 January 2013

08 January 2013 here is a solar twister on the north west limb between 10:31 and 11:31UT in grade 1 to grade 2 seeing conditions.

8 January 2013

08 January 2013 here is a look at a new emerging active region on the NE limb as AR1654 on limb and 1652 between 10:28 and 11:28UT in grade 1 to grade 2 seeing conditions.

8 January 2013

06 January 2013 here is activity near the NE limb from 10:39 to 11:04UT then stopped due to problems with mount. Seeing grade 1 to grade 3.

6 January 2013

05 January 2013  here is activity on the NE limb between 10:53 and 12:53UT in grade 1 to grade 2 seeing conditions a new active region signals its presence with a beautiful post flare loop. the top image is from 11:45 to 12:53 and this allows the file to run larger.

5 Jan 2013 reworked file

5 January 2013

5 January 2013 here is a look at AR1640 grom 10:43 to 12:14UT in grade 1 to grade 2 seeing conditions.

5 January 2013

26 December 2012 from 12:12 to 13:26UT here is AR  from 12:10 to 13:36UT in grade 1 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

26 December 2012

2 December 2012 here is a prominence on the south-eastern limb  from 12:25 to 13:41UT in grade 1 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

2 December 2012

20 November 2012 here is AR1619 from 11:38 to 12:30UT in grade 1 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

AR1619

28 October 2012 here is a prominence on the north-west limb between 13:53 and 15:13UT in grade 2 to grade 4 seeing conditions.

28 October 2012

23 October 2012 here is another look at AR1598 between 10:00UT and 14:06UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions the sequence captures the whole of a C2.3-class flare event.

23 October 2012

22 October 2012 here is AR1598 from 10:04 to 11:46UT in grade 2 to grade 4 seeing conditions.

22 October 2012

22 October 2012 here is a look at AR1596 from 10:05 to 11:45UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

22 October 2012

21 October 2012 here is a short look at a large prominence from 10:40 to 10:49UT then clouded out poor seeing through thin clouds.

21 October 2012

 

18 October 2012 here is a look at an emerging active region rolling round the north-east limb between 10:49 and 13:49UT in grade 1 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

18 October 2012

16 October 2012 here is alook at AR1591 between 10:46 and 11:47UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

16 October 2012

16 October 2012 here is a look at AR1589 between 10:46 and 11:47UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

16 October 2012

12 October 2012 here is a look at AR1589 between 09:43 and 10:01 in grade 2 to grade 4 seeing through thin clouds.

12 October 2012

9 October 2012 here is a look at a twisting prominence on the south-west limb between 09:18 to 10:26UT in grade 1 to grade 2 seeing conditions.

9 October 2012

9 October 2012 here is another look at AR1585 from 10:54 to 12:25UT in grade 1 to grade 2 seeing conditions.

9 October 2012

6 October 2012 here is a look at AR1585 from 09:52 to 11:52UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

6 October 2012

6 October 2012 here is a look at a large filament on the south limb from 11:03 to 11:59UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

6 October 2012

2 October 2012 here is a look at AR1582 between 10:08 and 10:30UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

2 October 2012

2 October 2012 here is a look at AR1579 between 10:10 and 11:33UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

2 October 2012

2 October 2012 here is a look at AR1577 and the north west limb between 10:02 and 11:06UT in grade 2 seeing conditions.

2 October 2012

30 September 2012 here is a look at a large prominence on the south-east limb between 10:11 and 10:44UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

30 September 2012

30 September 2012 here is a look at two activer areas on the north-west limb between 10:10 and 10:45UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing.

30 September 2012

25 September 2012 here is a prominence and AR1579 - image has been rotated through 90 degrees clockwise sequence from 10:18 to 11:16UT again in grade 3 seeing conditions.

25 September 2012

25 September here a B9.6-class solar flare breaks across AR1575 the sequence was shot during grade 3 seeing conditions between 09:02 and 10:05UT.

25 September 2012

21 September 2012 here is a look at a prominence on the eastern limb from 16:39 to 16:59UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

21 September 2012

15 September 2012 here is a look at the south-east limb prominence from 10:09 to 11:01UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

15 September 2012

15 September 2012 here is a look at AR1571 between 10:08 and 11:01UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

15 September 2012 AR1571

15 September 2012 here is a look at AR1569 between 10:08 and 10:59UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

15 September 2012

15 September 2012 here is a look at the south west limb from 10:06 to 10:58UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

15 Sept 2012

12 September 2012 here is a look at AR1569 between 10:34 and 11:08UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

13 September 2012

12 September 2012 here is a look at AR1564 as it goes around the south-west limb the sequence is between 09:35 and 10:31UT seeing a good grade 1 to grade 2 at 3.2m focal length.

12 September 2012 reworked

8 September 2012 here is another look at AR1564 between 09:07 and 09:51UT in grade 1 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

8 September 2012 AR1564

8 September 2012 here is a look at the prominence on the south-west limb between 09:09 and 09:45UT in grade 1 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

8 September 2012 prominence

6 September 2012 here is a look at AR1564 between 09:40 and 12:28UT on grade 1 to grade 3 seeing conditions. Here I have tried another colour scheme.

AR1564 on 6 September 2012

5 September 2012 here a C9-class solar flare breaks across AR1564 between 08:46 and 09:39UT in grade 3 to grade 4 seeing conditions.

5 September 2012

4 September 2012 here a huge prominence lifts off the north-west limb between 08:48 and 12:28UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions at 1.6m focal length here.

4 September 2012

3 September 2012 here is a look at a prominence on the south-west limb between 10:01 and 10:26UT - triple stacked in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

3 September 2012

3 September 2012 here is a look at AR1564 in grade 2 seeing conditions between 09:31 and 09:59UT - Triple stack SM90 at 3.2m focal length.

£ September 2012 AR1564

3 September 2012 here is another look at AR1560 this time in grade 2 seeing conditions between 08:28 and 09:20UT here I was triple stacked with SM90.


2 September 2012 here is another look at AR1560 this time it is showing some sub-flaring activity sequence between 11:27 and 11:59UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing but dodging clouds here.

AR1560 on 2 Sept 2012

1 September 2012 the seeing was not too good so I went back to Ha but was fighting the clouds, here is AR1560 in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing from 09:39 to 09:59UT at 3.2m focal length.

1 Sept 2012

Here is AR1562/1563 on the same day between 09:34 and 09:58UT in the same seeing conditions.

1 Sept 2012

27 August 2012 here is a look at AR1555 in grade 3 to grade 5 seeing conditions with SM90CaK between 16-26 and 16-42UT. 1.6m focal length.

27 August 2012 CaK movie

26 August 2012 here is a look at AR1555 in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions between 12:29 and 13:01UT.

26 August 2012

26 August 2012 here is a huge prominence structure on the south-east limb between 11:01 and 11:29UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

26 August 2012

25 August 2012 here is a look at AR1554 in grade 1 to grade 3 seeing conditions between 11:35 and 12:14UT.

25 August 2012

21 August 2012 here is a look at AR1548 in grade 2 seeing conditions with the sequence running from 09:59 to 10:28UT.

21 August 2012

21 August 2012 here is a monochrome look at a prominence/filament on the south east limb from 09:34 to 09:54UT in grade 2 seeing conditions.

images/stories/2012-08-21-09-34-to-09-54utc.gif

15 August 2012 here is another look at AR1543 at 3.2m focal length in Grade 1 to grade 2 seeing conditions between 10:44 and 11:30UT. Here is my full resolution view and monochrome view.

15 August

13 August 2012 here is a look at AR1543 at 3.2m focal length in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions. I was testing one of my SM90's to maximum while double stacked for experimental purposes to get a hint of its capabilities. Sequence from 15:33 to 15:53UT.

13 August 2012

09 August 2012 here another solar flare breaks across AR1540 the sequence is from 11:42 to 12:38UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

9 August 2012

09 August 2012 here a C8.4-class solar flare breaks across AR1542 in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions with sequence from 11:31 to 12:27UT used double stack SM90.

9 August 2012 c8 flare

08 August 2012 here is my first go with SM90 in Spain stayed double stacked as fighting thin clouds here the sequence runs from 14:18 to 14:50UT but seeing was all over from grade 2 to grade 4. Here you see some C1.5-class flaring on AR1542.

19 October 2011

19 October 2011 here is AR1324 between 13-37 and 15-57UT seeing conditions grade 3. After this sequence my top grade equipment was put into fairly long term storage while we look to relocating in Southern Spain.

19 October 2011 here is another look at AR1319 between 14-52 and 15-11UT in grade 3 seeing conditions unfortunately a neighbours TV aerial got into the line of sight!

19 October 2011

15 October 2011 here is AR1319 when a C4-class flare breaks between 14-23 and 14-54UT. Seeing a poor grade 3.

15 October 2011

15 October 2011 here is AR1313 Right and another emerging sunspot seen here between 13-41 and 13-56UT in grade 2 seeing conditions.

15 October 2011

Another look at AR1314 between 11-36 and 11-51UT.

15 October 2011

15 October 2011 here is AR1314 between 10-47 and 11-21UT seeing a good grade 1.

15 October 2011

7 October 2011 between 10-04 and 10-41UT here is AR1305 showing activity as it is about to disappear around the limb. Seeing conditions were very poor grade 4 and dodging lots of clouds making the atmospheric thermals very unstable.

7 October 2011