Solar Timelapses 2012



July


2012-07-26

Sequence A - 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds for 20 minutes with 1.5x barlow.
Nice activity at the edge and a lump of plasma moving quite fast near the two sunspots.


Link 5.1mb quicktime at 970 x 700
Link 4.9mb inverted quicktime at 970 x 700



Sequence B - 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds for 20 minutes with 1.5x barlow.
This one was recorded right after the previous one.
Again nice activity along the edge. As well as a couple of mini eruptions on the surface.
That lump of plasma near the sunspots seemed to have stopped and is rotating now.


Link 5.3mb quicktime at 1000 x 700
Link 5.1mb inverted quicktime at 1000 x 700



Sequence C - 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds for 20 minutes with 1.5x barlow.


Link 195kb quicktime at 600 x 500
Link 501kb inverted quicktime at 600 x 500


2012-07-25

Sequence A - 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds for 15 minutes with a 1.5x barlow.
I stopped the recording as i couldn't see any noticable changes. Went inside to cool down, i was getting fried out in the sun.


Link 4mb quicktime at 900 x 700
Link 3.3mb inverted quicktime at 900 x 700



Sequence B - 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds for 18 minutes with a 1.5x barlow.
I guess i should have continued the previous recordings. As i came outside again shortly after i saw some new activity.


Link 4mb quicktime at 900 x 700
Link 3.4mb inverted quicktime at 900 x 700



Sequence A+B - Put A and B together into one sequence.


Link 8.2mb quicktime at 900 x 700
Link 6.8mb inverted quicktime at 900 x 700



Sequence C - 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds for 15 minutes with a 2.5x Powermate.
These were recorded pretty late in the evening and right above the neighbors hot roof.


Link 771kb quicktime at 700 x 650

2012-07-24

Seq A - 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds for 20 minutes with 2.5x Powermate.


Link 4.7mb quicktime at 900 x 650
Link 5.4mb inverted quicktime at 900 x 650



Seq B - 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds for 15 minutes with 2.5x Powermate.


Link 373kb quicktime at 700 x 600
Link 1.2mb inverted quicktime at 700 x 600


2012-07-08

Seq A - 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds for 20 minutes with 1.5x barlow.
The ending of the flare.


Link 1.8mb quicktime at 850 x 680
Link 1.8mb inverted quicktime at 850 x 680



Seq B - 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds for 20 minutes with 1.5x barlow.
There wasn't as much action in this area as i expected.


Link 2.8mb quicktime at 950 x 750
Link 2.7mb inverted quicktime at 950 x 750



Seq C - 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds for 10 minutes with 1.5x barlow.
There weren't any large movements here so i stopped after only 10 minutes.


Link 140kb quicktime at 750 x 700
Link 428kb inverted quicktime at 750 x 700



Seq D - 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds for 20 minutes with 1.5x barlow.
I noticed that this prom had disolved and spread out. I missed the actual event while i was recording the previous time lapses.


Link 189kb quicktime at 500 x 650
Link 628kb inverted quicktime at 500 x 650



Seq E - 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds for 30 minutes with 2x barlow.
I noticed something was about to happen. A small prom had shown itself where that had been none just momemnts before.
This time i was finally there from the start almost. It delivered a good show :)


Link 2.7mb quicktime at 850 x 650
Link 3.5mb inverted quicktime at 850 x 650


2012-07-04

Seq A - 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds for 20 minutes. 20% were stacked from each AVI.
Registax6 was used in batch mode for stacking, wavelets and to align the finished images into an AVI.


Link 3.8mb quicktime at 850 x 600
Link 4.2mb inverted quicktime at 850 x 600



June


2012-06-28

Seq A - 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds for 30 minutes. 20% were used for final stacking for each AVI.
Used Registax6 in batch mode to align, stack and apply wavelets. VirtualDub to gather and crop the final AVI. Quicktime Player Pro to convert the AVI to quicktime.


Link 3.5mb quicktime at 880 x 650
Link 4.3mb inverted quicktime at 880 x 650


Cropped GIF animation.


Link 1.1mb GIF animation at 380 x 270


Seq B - 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds for 30 minutes. 20% were used for final stacking for each AVI.
Loads of clouds came drifting in as i started the reocrdings. I had to edit more than half the AVIs by cutting out parts where the clouds were too thick.
Used AviStack2 to align and stack as Registax6 couldn't do that with clouds in the recordings. Then each frame were taken into Photoshop Elements to give them roughly the same illumination.
There was plenty of action in this prom, also notice how active the area around the sunspot is.
I had to stop recording as the clouds just got thicker and thicker. Was very annoyed by that after finally catching such a fast evovling prom.



Link 2.6mb quicktime at 850 x 620


April


2012-04-30

Sequence A: 600 frames (200 stacked) were recorded every 30. seconds for 15 minutes. Recorded with 2.5x Powermate.


Link 1.1mb quicktime at 788 x 646


Inverted.


Link 1.2mb quicktime at 788 x 646


Cropped GIF animation.


Link 518kb GIF animation



Sequence B: 600 frames (200 stacked) were recorded every 30. seconds for 15 minutes. Recorded with 2.5x Powermate.


Link 2.1mb quicktime at 964 x 652


Inverted.


Link 1.9mb quicktime at 964 x 652


Sequence C: 600 frames (200 stacked) were recorded every 30. seconds for 40 minutes. Recorded with 1.5x barlow. I had noticed there was an eruption in progress so i made the time lapse longer.


Link 6.4mb quicktime at 962 x 686


Inverted.


Link 6.3mb quicktime at 962 x 686


Cropped GIF animation.


Link 1.6mb GIF animation





2012-04-21

Seq A - 600 frames (200 stacked) were recorded every 30 seconds for 35 minutes, for a total of 71 frames. Used a 1.5x barlow.
Gain 300, 1/45th shutter and 30 fps.
The area was pretty active with small eruptions all the time.
Small, thin clouds drifted across the sun for some of the frames during recording.


Link 3.8mb quicktime at 970 x 700


Inverted.


Link 3.7mb quicktime at 970 x 700


Cropped GIF animation.


Link 1.4mb GIF animation



Seq B - 600 frames (200 stacked) were recorded every 30 seconds for 15 minutes, for a total of 31 frames. Used a 2.5x Powermate.
Gain 500, 1/30th shutter and 30 fps.
Still a pretty active area.


Link 1.4mb quicktime at 1012 x 714


Inverted. Much easier to spot the activity all along the edge.


Link 1.8mb quicktime at 1012 x 714


Cropped GIF animation.


Link 883kb GIF animation





2012-04-19

Sequence A - 600 frames (200 stacked) were recorded every 30 seconds for 20 minutes, in total 41 frames.


Link 2.0mb quicktime at 970 x 712


Inverted.


Link 2.7mb quicktime at 970 x 712


Cropped GIF animation.


Link 578kb GIF animation




March


2012-03-27

Sequence A - 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds with 2.5x powermate. Sadly only 8 frames, a tree got in the way of my shot. I thought i had more time, guess i rushed too fast to make time lapses.


Link 382kb quicktime at 862 x 670


Sequence B - Only 2 frames were recorded. I really messed up with the recordings which i didn't noticed until i started on the next sequence.
Had accidently set exposure to 1/27th so it was capturing at 15 fps instead of 30 fps. So it took a little over a minute per AVI.


Here is a section - 1 minute between the 2 frames:


Sequence C - 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds with 2.5x powermate for 30 minutes.


Link 2mb quicktime at 881 x 572


Sequence D - 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds with 1.5x barlow for 30 minutes. Went back to this one and this time with more exposures to get the fainter proms as well. This turned out to be a good idea.


Link 147kb quicktime at 403 x 448





2012-03-23

Sequence A - 600 frames were captured every 30 seconds. Sadly i had to stop only after 15 minutes due to clouds.


Link 154kb quicktime at 415 x 558



Sequence B - 600 frames were captured every 30 seconds. Again i had to stop because the clouds got thicker.


Link 189kb quicktime at 493 x 346





2012-03-13

Sequence A: 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds for 30 minutes.


Link 147kb quicktime
Link 254kb inverted quicktime


Sequence B: 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds for 18 minutes. Too many clouds towards the end so i had to stop the recording session.


Link 1.5mb Quicktime
Link 1.5mb inverted Quicktime





2012-03-12

Sequence A: 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds.
Captured through thin clouds. I've tried to adjust most frames to reduce the amount of flickering. There are 3 frames that burns outs. The clouds cleared up in those 3 shots.


Link 2.1mb Quicktime 855 x 613



Sequence B : 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds. Almost no clouds. Only tiny, thin clouds drifted by once in a while.


Link 2mb Quicktime 779 x 626
Link 2mb inverted Quicktime 779 x 626



Sequence C: 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds.


Link 53kb Quicktime 364 x 566



Sequence D: 600 frames were recorded every 30 seconds. No clouds this time.


Link 111kb Quicktime 634 x 324
Link 129kb Inverted Quicktime 634 x 324





2012-03-02
Sequence A - 600 frames were captured every 30 seconds with 1.5x barlow.


Link 1mb Quicktime at 539 x 408
Link 1mb Quicktime at 539 x 408 Inverted
Link 351k GIF animation at 264 x 152


Sequence B - 600 frames were captured every 30 seconds with 1.5x barlow.


Link 1.6mb Quicktime at 591 x 474
Link 1.4mb Quicktime at 591 x 474 Inverted


Sequence C - 600 frames were captured every 30 seconds with 1.5x barlow.


Link 3.9mb Quicktime at 918 x 678
Link 3.8mb Quicktime at 918 x 678 Inverted


Sequence D - 600 frames were captured every 30 seconds with 1.5x barlow.
Unfortunatley i ran out of harddisk space while i was capturing this one.


Link 63kb Quicktime at 415 x 246
Link 671kb GIF