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More PST animations

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More PST animations

Here are more PST animations from the Lubrin/Uleila area of southern Spain starting from the 21 February 2012. You have to remember that these sequences have been captured with the most basic of hydrogen alpha telescopes available in the market and for such a low cost instrument I personally am delighted with the results delivered.

17 May 2013

Here is an M3.2 class flare on AR1748 on the 17 May 2013 between 09:03 and 09:55UT in generally poor seeing conditions. First attempt at imaging with double stacking unit added.

7 January 2013

7 January 2013 here a huge prominence is collapsing back to the South-East limb between 10:47 and 11:17UT in grade 1 to grade 2 seeing. This was a quick set up and grab using my PST on an alt-azimuth mount then correct for field rotation.

6 August 2012

06 August 2012 here is another look at the great filament in action the sequence was filmed through thin cloud 13:56 and 14:25UT in grade 2 seeing conditions.

4 August 2012

04 August 2012 here is an explosive filament that was able to recover from a C3.5-class solar flare across AR1538-AR1539 in grade 2 seeing conditions. The sequence was recorded between 12:18 and 13:27UT.

31 July 2012 event

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31 July 2012 here he huge prominence lifts off the south west limb the sequence is from 08:42 to 09:00UT in grade 2 seeing conditions.

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31 July 2012 here is the end of the lift off sequence at 0.8m focal length sequence from 09:03 to 09:32UT.

30 July 2012

30 July 2012 this is the tail end of an M1.1-class solar flare across AR 1532 the sequence is from 15:53 to 16:08UT the peak was at 15:47UT in grade 3 seeing conditions.

29 July 2012

29 July 2012 here is a C1.9-class flare breaking across AR1532 with sequence running from 15:20 to 15:37UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

28 July 2012

28 July 2012 here a C1.7-class flare breaks across AR1530 in grade 2 to grade 4 seeing between 16:44 and 17:44UT.

28 July 2012

28 July 2012 here is a large complex prominence structure on the south east limb the sequence is from 15:17 to 16:43UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

27 July 2012

27 July 2012 here an M2.7-class solar flare breaks across AR1532 left and AR1530 Right [main flare] between 17:29 and 17:43 shoving the peak of the flare in grade 3 to grade 4 seeing conditions.

27 July 2012

27 July 2012 here is a look at a very dynamic filament as it reacts to a C1.5-class solar flare associated with AR1530 in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions the sequence runs from 14:14 to 15:38UT.

26 July 2012

26 July 2012 here is a short movie of the large prominence on the north east limb the sequence runs from 16:05 to 16:57UT in grade 4 seeing through thin clouds the seeing was poor but this spectacular feature warranted an attempt.

24 July 2012

24 July 2012 here is more activity from the south east limb in the region of AR1529 the sequence is between 11:32 and 13:04UT in grade 3 to grade 4 seeing conditions. This was a C1.6-class event.

23 July 2012

23 July 2012 here is a very active prominence on the south east limb the sequence runs between 14:30 and 15:41UT in grade 2 to grade 4 seeing conditions.

19 July 2012

19 July 2012 here are some spectacular set of post flare loops the sequence is from 08:56 to 11:56UT in grade 2 to grade 4 seeing conditions.

17 July 2012

17 July 2012 here is a look at a M1.7-class solar flare breaking across AR1520 between 15:08 and 17:58UT in grad 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

14 July 2012

14 July 2012 the seeing was awful grade 4 to grade 5 but here is a C2.5-class flare that broke across AR1520 between 16:48 and 17:48UT.

9 July 2012

9 July 2012 here is the same event between 07:36 and 08:00UT here I have adjusted the camera to expose the surface as I only use a camera with an 8-bit gray scale chip at the moment. Seeing was the same as below as these two were filmed concurrently.

9 July 2012

09 July 2012 here are post flare loops on the south-west limb the sequence is from 07:32 to 08:13UT in grade 2 to grade 5 seeing conditions.

9 July 2012

09 July 2012 here is a look at a C6.2-class solar flare that breaks across AR1520 the sequence is from 07:36 to 08:38UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

6 July 2012

6 July 2012 here AR1515 releases another M1.8-class solar flare the sequence runs from 10:17 to 10:57UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

5 July 2012

5 July 2012 here is a M1.2-class flare that broke across AR1515 between 13:13 and 13:47UT in grade 2 to 3 seeing conditions.

5 July 2012

5 July 2012 here an M6.1 solar flare breaks across AR1515 in grade 2 seeing conditions, the sequence runs from 11:47 to 12:31UT.

5 July 2012

5 July 2012 here an M1.8-class solar flare breaks across AR1515 in grade 2 seeing conditions sequence from 09:10 to 09:44UT.

4 July 2012

4 July 2012 here is an M1.8-class solar flare that breaks across AR1513 the sequence is between 16:40 and 17:10UT in grade 3 to grade 4 seeing conditions.

4 July 2012

4 July 2012 here an M2.3-class solar flare breaks across AR1515 the sequence is from 11:48 to 12-49UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

3 July 2012

3 July 2012 here a C2.8-class flare breaks across AR1515 between 08:48 and 09:52UT in grade 2 seeing conditions.

2 July 2012

2 July 2012 here a C3.7-class solar flare breaks across AR1515 sequence runs from 16:47 to 17:02UT in grade 3 to grade 4 seeing conditions.

2 July 2012

2 July 2012 here is a C2.4-class solar flare the sequence runs from 09:18 to 09:38UT in grade 2 seeing conditions.

1 July 2012

1 July 2012 here a C8.2-class flare breaks across AR1515 the sequence runs from 15:50 to 16.20UT in grade 3 to grade 4 seeing conditions.

29 June 2012

29 June 2012 here is the longer sequence of the same event from 09:13 to 10:07UT, there is a CME here but most of the plasma falls back to the surface of the Sun. Here an M2.2-class solar flare breaks across AR1513 in grade 2 seeing conditions.

29 June 2012

29 June 2012 here is a large prominence on the south-east limb of the Sun the sequence shows the dynamics of this huge structure between 08:10 and 11:18UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

29 June 2012

20 June 2012 here is an interesting C3.1-class limb flare that developed on the south-west limb below AR1504 with the sequence from 17:33 and 17:57UT in grade 3 seeing conditions with PST at 1.6m focal length.

17 June 2012

17 June 2012 here is the C3.9-class flare that broke across AR1504 the sequence is from 17:41 to 17:57UT in grade 3 seeing conditions the flare peaked at 17:45UT. Some thin cloud was present.

16 June 2012

2012 June 16 here a large prominence shows some activity on the south-west limb sequence between 14:24 and 15:24UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

16 June 2012

16 June 2012 here a C1.8-class flare breaks across AR1504 the sequence is from 14:45 to 15:20UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

15 June 2012

15 June 2012 here is a C3.4-class flare that breaks across AR1504 between 13:07 and 13:39UT in grade 3 to grade 4 seeing conditions.

14 June 2012

14 June 2012 here an M1.9-class flare breaks across AR1504 the sequence presented is from 13:39 to 15:02UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

13 June 2012

13 June 2012 here an M1.2-class solar flare breaks across AR1504 the sequence is between 12:06 and 14:17UT in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

12 June 2012

12 June 2012 here is a look at AR1504 left and AR 1507 right showing some C1.1-class flare activity between 17:04 and 18:04UT in Grade 2 to grade 4 seeing conditions.

12 June 2012

10 June 2012 here is some B8.2-class flare activity around AR1499 in grade 2 to grade 4 seeing conditions sequence from 12:53 to 13:57UT with PST at 1.6m focal length.

10 June 2012

10 June 2012

10 June 2012 here is AR1505, AR1504 and AR1507 in grade 2 to grade 4 seeing with sequence from 12:50 to 13:50UT.

9 June 2012

9 June 2012 here is an eruption from the south east limb that fell beck to the surface I was only able to catch 7 frames between 11:50 and 11:58UT in grade 4 seeing conditions and through thin cloud.

4 June 2012

4 June 2012 here is a look at AR1499 between 17:04 and 17:32UT in grade 3 seeing conditions with thin cloud. A small C1.1-class flare breaks across this active region. I was at 1.6m focal length with my PST.

27 May 2012

27 May 2012 here is a 3-hour look at the dynamics of a large prominence on the north-east limb with the sequence between 09:08 and 12:08UT in grade 1 to grade 3 seeing conditions.

26 May 2012

26 May 2012 here I was simultaneously shooting a separate active area AR1492 and caught an interesting small C1.5-class solar flare sequence from 09:15 to 10:31UT in grade 1 to grade 2 seeing conditions with PST at 1.6m focal length.

26 May 2012

26 May 2012 here is a look at a large prominence on the north-east limb the sequence is between 09:13 and 10:33UT in grade 1 to grade 2 seeing conditions still at 1.6m focal length.

19 May 2012

19 May 2012 here is a huge detached prominence on the south west limb sequence between 17-03 and 17-29UT before being clouded out in grade 3 seeing conditions and in anticipation of a potential lift off I was at 0.8m focal length with the PST here.

16 May 2012

16 May 2012 here is another prominence on the south east limb sequence between 09:11 and 10:23UT in grade 2 seeing conditions. This was with PST at 1.6m focal length.

16 May 2012

16 May 2012 here is a very active prominence on the north west limb between 10:09 and 10:21UT in grade 2 seeing conditions.

16 May 2012

16 May 2012 here is another prominence on the north west limb in grade 2 seeing conditions with some very thin cloud.

15 May 2012

15 May 2012 here is a huge active prominence on the south-east limb again with PST at 1.6m focal length but the seeing was poor grad 3 to grade 4 in fierce temperatures. Sequence from 11:23 to 13:27UT

15 May 2012

15 May 2012 here is a prominence twisting away on the north east limb the sequence was in poor grade 3 to grade 4 conditions with sequence between 11:04 and 13:25UT.

14 May 2012

14 May 2012 here is another look at AR1476 in grade 2 to grade 3 seeing conditions. The sequence is between 11:20 and 12:12UT a B8.2 class solar flare breaks.

13 May 2012

13 May 2012 here is a look at a large detached prominence on the North-East limb sequence form 10:20 to 11:40UT in seeing grade 2 to grade 4. This is the first time I have pushed PST out to 1.6m focal length to capture a prominence had DMK21 set at 1/13th second exposure time and only 80 frames shot due to hand tracking with mount.

12 May 2012

12 May 2012 here is a C1.4-class flare breaking across AR1476 the sequence was shot through thin clouds between 09:35 and 10:26UT in grade 2 seeing conditions.

11 May 2012

11 May 2012 here is more action on AR1476 here a C4.3-class flare breaks across it sequence from 12-18 t0 13-22UT in seeing grade 2 to 4 conditions.

11 May 2012

10 May 2012 here a long duration C-class flare that peaked at C4,7-event breaks across AR1476 sequence between 11-51 and 14-27UT in seeing that varied between grade 2 and grade 4 with PST again at 1.6m focal length.

9 May 2012

9 May 2012 here a second M1.8-class flare breaks across AR1476 sequence from 14-24 to 14-42UT in grade 2 to grade 4 seeing and again PST at 1.6m focal length.

9 May 2012

9 May 2012 here an explosive M4.7-class solar flare breaks across AR1476 sequence between 12-22 and 13-00UT in seeing grade 2 to grade 4 but pushed PST out to a focal length of 1.6m for this day.

9 May 2012

7 May 2012 here is a look at AR1471 where an M1.9-class solar flare breaks across it sequence between 14-24 and 15-02UT in seeing grade 3 to grade 2 through thin clouds.

7 May 2012

7 May 2012 here is a look at AR1476 between 08-41 and 09-29UT in grade 1 seeing conditions.

6 May 2012

6 May 2012 here is a flare that just reached M1.3-class across AR1476 sequence between 17-47 and 17-57UT in seeing grade 2 to grade 3.

1 May 2012

1 May 2012 here is a look at AR1471 between 17-01 and 17-57UT in grade 1 to grade 2 seeing conditions.

1 May 2012

1 May 2012 here is a look at AR1469 between 17-01 and 17-58UT in grade 1 to grade 2 seeing conditions.

30 April 2012

30 April 2012 here is a look at a very tall partially detached prominence between 08:44 and 09:32UT in seeing grade 1 to grade 2 through some thin cloud.

23 April 2012

23 April 2012 here is a look at a large prominence between 10-17 and 11-33UT in seeing conditions grade 2 to grade 3.

20 April 2012

20 April 2012 here is one of three areas that I was imaging consecutively this sequence is between 10:05 and 11:09UT in seeing grade 1 to grade 2 conditions a new active region AR1465 is showing some activity.

20 April 2012

20 April here is a second sequence this time of AR1462 the sequence runs from 09:25 to 10:29UT in seeing conditions that varied from grade 1 to grade 2

17 April 2012

17 April 2012 here is a huge filament that partially lifts off the sequence is between 12:19 and 13:25UT in seeing conditions grade 1 to grade 3.

17 April 2012

17 April 2012 here is a long filament and sunspot sequence from 10-15 to 11-51UT in grade 1 seeing conditions.

16 April 2012 I missed the huge M-class event as the Sun was behind the mountains to the west of my location but Earl made a magnificent capture of it here is his video [Earls video]

15 April 2012

15 April 2012 here is a look at a huge prominence on the South West limb with the sequence between 09:19 and 10:41UT in seeing conditions that varied between grade 1 and grade 3.

27 March 2012

27 March 2012 here is a large prominence on the north east limb sequence between 08-52 and 12-52UT in seeing that varied from grade 1 to grade 3.

15 March 2012

15 March 2012 here is a limb ejection from AR1429 through thin clouds sequence from 09-33 to 10-05UT.

14 March 2012

14 March 2012 here an M2-class flare breaks across AR1432 sequence between 15-33 and 16-29UT through thin clouds.

14 March 2012

14 March 2012 here are some post flare loops suspended over AR1429 as it approaches the western limb, sequence between 09-43 and 11-04UT in seeing grade 1 conditions.

11 March 2012

11 March 2012 here is another look at AR1429 with PST at 0.8m focal length in grade 1 seeing conditions. Sequence from 14-35 to 15-37UT.

6 March 2012

06 March 2012 here is an M2.1-class flare breaking across the same active region AR1429. Seeing did deteriorate from grade 2 to grade 4. Sequence from 12-41 to 13-30UT.

6 March 2012

06 March 2012 here is a C2.8-class solar flare breaking across AR1429 sequence between 09-43 and 11-19UT. Pushed the PST to 1.6m focal length seeing grade 1 and grade 2.

4 March 2012

04 March 2012 here an M2.0-class solar flare breaks across AR1429 between 10-33 and 11-41UT, this long duration flare produced a shock wave [Moreton wave] that also pushed the filament to the upper right of it. It has been one of my goals to capture a shock wave and this is my first such capture.

1 March 2012

01 March 2012 here is the tail end of a C3.3-class flare that breaks across AR1423 the sequence is between 15-40 and 16-08UT in grade 2 seeing conditions. For correct solar orientation the image should be rotated 40 degrees counter clock wise.

24 Febrauary 2012

24 February 2012 here is the same large prominence on the south east limb sequence from 08-17 to 13-29UT and part of a 6-hour continuous imaging run on this same feature. Seeing grade 1.

23 February 2012

23 February 2012 here is a movie of a prominence on the north east limb that was filmed at the same time as the one below sequence from 09-02 to 09-54UT seeing grade 1.

23 February 2012

23 February 2012 here is the same large prominence on the south east limb this sequence runs from 09-01 to 09-53UT seeing grade 1.

22 February 2012

22 February 2012 here is a different prominence structure on the north east limb sequence between 11-33 and 12-37UT seeing grade 1.

22 February 2012

22 Feb 2012 here is the same huge prominence as below this sequence is from 09-32 to 11-32UT, seeing grade 1.

21 February 2012

21 February 2012 here is a huge prominence on the south east limb sequence from 10-40 to 12-04UT seeing grade 1.