Solar Flare M9 from AR3088 in Motion – Still Photos and Time Lapse

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Captured on 29th August, 2022, from Dark Sky® Alqueva region, Portugal, a high-resolution image and time lapse sequence features the chromosphere activity on this day when Active Region AR13088 close to the sun’s western limb, released a powerful but short Solar Flare M8.6-class. Conditions were a bit unstable, but I’ve manage to make a short time lapse of about 329 images. The final result is a 4K high resolution solar movie comprising around 2 hours of photos.

PT: Captada a 29 de Agosto de 2022, na região do Dark Sky® Alqueva, Portugal, a imagem de alta resolução e sequência time lapse revelam a actividade da cromosfera neste dia em que a Região Activa AR13088 perto do limbo solar ocidental, libertou um poderoso mas curto Flare de classe M8.6. As condições estavam um pouco instáveis, mas consegui fazer um ltime lapse de cerca de 329 imagens. O resultado final é um filme solar 4K de alta resolução com cerca de 2 horas de imagens.

Below are two still shots presented in landscape and portrait version, intended to help conduct the reader attention to the most interesting parts of the image. Region from AR13088 which produced the Flare M8.6

PT: Abaixo estão duas fotos apresentadas em uma versão retrato e paisagem com o objetivo intencional de ajudar a conduzir a atenção do leitor para as partes mais interessantes da imagem. Região da mancha AR13088 que produziu o Flare M8.6.


Below is possible to watch the video time lapse sequence compiling 329 shots processed, each one as result of a stack of the best 200 frames from each raw video. The final result is a 4K high resolution time lapse movie comprising around 2 hours.

PT: Em baixo é possível ver o vídeo time lapse compilando 329 captações processadas, cada uma como resultado de um stack dos melhores 200 frames de cada vídeo raw. O resultado final é um filme time lapse de alta resolução de 4K que condensa cerca de 2h de imagens.


Technical details | Detalhes Técnicos

SW Esprit 120ED Professional | EQ-6 Pro mount | Daystar Quark Chromosphere filter| Player One Apollo-M Max |Focuser Sesto Senso 2 | Stack of 200 frames for each single image, captured in average seeing conditions from Dark Sky® Alqueva territory, Portugal.

Important Note | Nota Importante:  Never look and point a telescope or any other optical equipment directly to the sun without a proper and specialized safty filters! It can blind you forever.  PT: Nota Importante –  Nunca aponte um telescópio ou qualquer equipamento óptico directamente para o sol e observe através dele sem filtros especializados e seguros. Causará cegueira irreversível!



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