Thursday, April 17, 2014

Solar Flare Animation

solar flare
Solar Flare

Solar flares are tough to film, but there are some who like to do it. They are a rare breed and have to have just the right equipment and know precisely what they are looking for and doing.

This is one such animation. Note that it is a big file and may take a while to download.

As stated on the original site:
I sat waiting pretty much all day hoping our star was going to throw off a large M class or even X class flare so I could record it as an animation, alas it never did. 
I did manage this animation of a long protracted C1 class flare, with a small C2 burst.  This was taken using the 100mm PST mod at f20 with the DMK31 camera, taking 4 avis a minute to try and avoid as much temporal distortion as possible,  the animation is 108 frames and spans 27 minutes real time in the life of our star. 
Now I know this method works, i'm looking forward to capturing more powerful flares in the future, hopefully! 
Posted by Mark Townley at Thursday, April 17, 2014 


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