20140910 AR2158 Flare

20140910 AR2158 Flare


10 Sep 2014 1745 UTC (peak) Class X1.6 flare. This animation starts 23 minutes after the peak with a 8 minute interval between frames.

See the next image for my capture 12 minutes after the flare peak.

North is at the upper right corner.

Imaging Site: My back-yard in San Diego, Ca.

Date: 10 Sep 2014, 110801 PDT start (my laptop time).

Scope and f/: Lunt LS100THa (Hydrogen-Alpha filtered) with BF1800 at f/7. The DSII (double stack filter) is not installed.

Mount: Takahashi NJP.

Guiding: None.

Camera: Point Grey Grasshopper Express (GX-FW-60SM-C) monochrome video camera with a ICX694 sensor. Camera is operating in 2736x2192 Format 7 mode with hardware ROI set to 680x680.

Camera temperature: 124.5 F (51.4 C) at the end of the run.

Camera binning: None.

Number of sub-images and exposure: Various frames from each captured video.

Filters: None.

Image Calibration: N/A.

Control, capture and processing with: Astro IIDC and Photoshop on a Mac.

Images may be used for personal and/or educational use only.