Scope Diagram Astrocamera.Net - Astrophotography by Dave Kodama

Solar Activity
2 Aug. 2023

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It's hard to anticipate what active region of the sun will blow up with a flare or dynamic movement of the filaments, so I went for the "brute force" solution. This timelapse animation runs from 10am to 3pm, filling my recording PC with 571 GB of raw data!

The animation runs from 10am to 3pm, at which time I ran out of disk space. The last frame jumps to an additional frame taken at 5:48pm.

Photo info:

  • Date/Time: 2 Aug 2023 1000-1500 PDT
  • Location: Cerritos, CA
  • Camera: Player One Saturn-M (IMX533)
  • Exposure: 50 x 10 msec. (each frame)
  • Lens/Scope: Borg 50
  • Filter: Quark H-alpha + Player One ERF
  • Mount: Losmandy GM8
  • Guiding: Hinode solar guider
  • Image Processing: Autostakkert / IMPPG / Photoshop / Lightroom