20141002 121308PDT

20141002 121308PDT

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A M7 class flare occurred at 02 Oct 2014 1915 UTC approx 2 minutes after I took this. Talk about bad timing this time. The flare was in the AR12172-12173 region, the bright white region at the bottom of the Sun.

The laptop got to hot, was acting badly, so I shut everything down immediately after I took the video that became this image. Brought the laptop inside and put a fan on it. An hour later I was finally able to turn it on again after several attempts.

Converted from greyscale to color.

North is up.

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

Date: 02 Oct 2014, 1213 PDT (my laptop time).

Scope and f/: Lunt LS100THa (Hydrogen-Alpha filtered) with BF1800 at f/28 (4x PowerMate is installed). The DSII (double stack filter) is 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 16-bit with hardware ROI set to 2192x2192.

Camera temperature: 139.9 F (59.9 C)

Camera binning: None.

Number of sub-images and exposure: Stacked 29 images from the 204 frame captured video.

Filters: None.

Image Calibration: Automatic flat processing in Astro IIDC.

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

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