Results 1 to 4 of 4
Like Tree10Likes
  • 6 Post By TheFatKitty
  • 1 Post By Hillrat
  • 1 Post By Gabby76
  • 2 Post By bladekeeper

Thread: Sunspot AR2738

  1. #1
    TheFatKitty's Avatar
    TheFatKitty is offline HYPER GIANT
    Points: 36,705, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!365 Days+ Registered Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    TO, Canada
    Posts
    2,908
    Points
    36,705
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    2,050
    Thanked 1,866x 1,087 Posts

    Default Sunspot AR2738



    This morning was warm and sunny, good way to start the weekend. It's supposed to end with lots of rain. Sigh... No astronomy for the FatKitty

    But wait! The Sun is up, and according to Spaceweather.Com, there's the biggest spot since September of 2017 on it right now! I got my C80-HD, my homemade Baader solar filter and finderscope, and proceeded to go outside. Set up the scope, got my camera and some coffee, and marveled at the fact I was warm in a sweater. I drank my coffee, and as I was finishing it, the wind started.

    My original idea was to try my KK Orthos with the scope, but to do so I would have to release the screw holding the focuser in position, and it was still set for the camera. To use an eyepiece, I would have to adjust the focuser out, and then back in for the pictures I planned to take afterwards. The only thing with that is I have to wear a hoodie and towel to block the glare and focus on the sunspot as best I can. It's hard to do even in the best of conditions, and the wind would make it impossible. It was perfectly focused for the Moon; I'm just going to leave it be and just take some pictures

    And that's what I did. Even still, I had to wait for breaks in the wind gusts so the scope would settle down and the view through the camera was steady. I took 36 shots with my T3 over the course of about half an hour; all at ISO 100 with exposure times of 1/800 & 1/1000th of a sec. I used PIPP, AutoStakkert, ImPPG, and Raw Therapee for processing. The "Eye of Sauron" The inner dark part is shaped like a pentagon with a hole in the middle, at least to me....






    This is AR2738 at 100% from the camera:






    I took a look back through my pictures, and found I had taken 13 days of Sun pictures in September of 2017; the last of the major solar storms. The biggest spots I captured were on the eighth of that month; the first clear day for me. At the time there were 5 spots; AR2673-2677. Ah, memories of yesteryear...






    And for comparison, the 3 biggest of the 5, AR2673 at the bottom, AR2674 up above, and AR2675 to the left.






    That actually made for an interesting morning. And not just the sunspot, but going back through old pictures. I don't keep them all, just the ones I think at the time are the best. It amazes me what I thought I knew then, and the difference in what I do and know now. And I'm still figuring it out!! It should be fun to look back at this in a year and a bit from now, and do some comparing.....

    I hope you have a clear night, I shan't be so lucky. It's already yucking up in preparation of all the rain that supposed to start tomorrow morning. May you fare better than I

    All the best,

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    Mark
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Skywatcher 10" Dob, SLT102, C80-HD, Vixen-made C80, Vixen A70LF,
    Towa Glass: Sears 6331, 'Towatron' 60mm f/7, Jason 80mm f/15,
    1961 Tasco 12TE 60mm, Tasco 11TE-5 4.5", Tasco 3T 3". And a Canon T3 (1100D)

    TheFatKitty.Com
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    NCC-1701.Ca


  2. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to TheFatKitty For This Useful Post:

    Don Quixote (04-14-2019),Mag95On (04-14-2019),SpyderwerX (04-14-2019)

  3. #2
    Hillrat's Avatar
    Hillrat is offline SUPER GIANT
    Points: 7,537, Level: 60
    Level completed: 94%, Points required for next Level: 13
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Posts
    1,255
    Points
    7,537
    Level
    60
    Thanks
    319
    Thanked 380x 267 Posts

    Default Re: Sunspot AR2738

    Nice shot Mark, I caught it yesterday with the C8 and 1100D. You don't want the rain, send it my way, extremely dry out this way,
    TheFatKitty likes this.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Hillrat For This Useful Post:

    TheFatKitty (04-15-2019)

  5. #3
    Gabby76's Avatar
    Gabby76 is offline Super Moderator
    Points: 82,882, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.8%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!Gallery Achievement!Album Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!
    Awards:
    Activity & Post & Thread Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Slovakia
    Posts
    19,222
    Points
    82,882
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    3,690
    Thanked 5,992x 5,034 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: Sunspot AR2738

    Wonderful image Mark, now I know what I have been missing behind the clouds

    Great images all around though, hopefully you will get some more to share soon
    TheFatKitty likes this.
    Refractors: Antares 105 f/15, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNG 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen SD115s f/7.7
    Mounts: Celestron SLT w/ pier mod & EQ-3 tripod, Celestron hypertuned CG-5 w/ tracking motor & Argo Navis, Manfrotto 028B w/ Stellarvue M2C, Manfrotto 055PRO w/ 128RC, TAL-1 HD EQ, Vixen SXP w/ HAL-130 SXG & half pier
    Diagonals: 2" Astro-Physics MaxBright, 2" Zeiss/ Baader prism, 2" Baader Herschel Wedge (Photo Version), 2"
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    Amici prism, 2" Stellarvue Dielectric, 2" TeleVue Everbrite
    Eyepieces: A-Z

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    The weakest link in the optical chain is the large nut located directly behind the
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    / camera. - Gabrielle

    Ya gotta keep this Apo/
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    thing in some balance of perspective. Apos are awesome, but long focus Achros aren't that far behind them - Siriusandthepup (CN)

    Refractors kick arse precisely because they don't hide behind excuses. That is, they have no obstructions to hide behind. - Jon Isaacs (CN)

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Gabby76 For This Useful Post:

    TheFatKitty (04-15-2019)

  7. #4
    bladekeeper's Avatar
    bladekeeper is offline Super Moderator
    Points: 303,352, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 100.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Awards:
    Activity Award
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Lowell, Arkansas, USA
    Posts
    38,855
    Points
    303,352
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    29,117
    Thanked 17,661x 12,095 Posts

    Default Re: Sunspot AR2738

    Man, that's a nice sunspot!

    No chance here. Howling north wind and rain all day.
    TheFatKitty and Mag95On like this.
    Bryan

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    :
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    f/5; Celestron C6-R f/8; ES AR127 f/6.4; ES AR127 f/9.4; Stellarvue SV102T f/7; ES AR102 f/9.8;
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    MC90 f/13.3;
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    ST80A f/5; Celestron Premium 80 f/11.4; Celestron C80 f/11.4; Unitron Model 142 f/16; Meade NG60 f/10
    Mounts: Celestron AVX; Bresser EXOS-2; ES Twilight I; ES Twilight II; iOptron Cube-G; AZ3/wood tripod; Vixen
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Eyepieces: GSO Super Plössl 40mm, 32mm, 15mm, 9mm; ES 82° Series; GSO Superview 30mm; Celestron Plössl 26mm, 20mm; ES 70° 25mm; ES Plössl 25mm; Vite Aspheric 23mm, 10mm, 4mm; Orion Expanse 20mm, 9mm; KK Ortho 18mm, 12.5mm; Bresser 70° 15mm; Coulter Optical 12.5mm; BCO 10mm; ES 62° 9mm; Zhumell Z Series 5mm
    Binoculars: Pentax PCF WP II 10×50, Bresser Corvette 10×50, Bresser Hunter 16×50 and 8×40, Garrett
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    12×60 LW, Gordon 10×50, Apogee 20×100

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.


    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Galaxy Hunter's Creed - When you play whack-a-mole, sometimes you hit 'em on the head, sometimes you miss 'em. But its always fun to play, and if you don't play, you ain't gettin no moles! - KT4HX

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to bladekeeper For This Useful Post:

    TheFatKitty (04-15-2019)

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. New spot - AR2738
    By Bigzmey in forum Solar Viewing Forum
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 04-11-2019, 12:12 AM
  2. Sunspot?? Huh? Sun Ha
    By Lowjiber in forum Solar Astrophotography Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-08-2017, 01:28 AM
  3. EXPANDING SUNSPOT: In a span of only 24 hours, sunspot 826 has grown
    By Sam Wormley in forum Amateur Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-01-2005, 07:58 PM
  4. sunspot 484
    By ta in forum Amateur Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-27-2003, 07:24 PM
  5. sunspot 484
    By ta in forum Amateur Astronomy Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-22-2003, 04:55 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Powered by vBulletin®
All times are GMT. The time now is 11:54 AM.