Shot from my back garden in Mansfield, got to love a day off and a break in the clouds converging at the same time.

This active region of Sunspots looked interesting through the eyepiece, so after completing a full disc mosaic, I set about recording this area using seven second long captures, spaced thirty seconds apart.

At the time I didn't notice the "dust bunnies", so when I shoot something like this again, I shall purposely clean the optics and sensor.

Clouds periodically interrupted imaging, so despite the sequence originally having just over 200 images, I ended up with 165 frames for the final animation.

I love how dynamic the Sun is, and one day, ...one day I will capture a flare.

Imaging Spec:
Telescope: Coronado Solarmax II 60 BF10
Additional Optics: Meade 2x Shorty Barlow
Additional Hardware: Piggybacked on Meade LX90 8" SCT, Eq Wedge, Tilt Adapter
Camera: ASI120MM
Camera Settings:
ROI 736x736
FPS: 66 (Avg)
Shutter: 0.826ms
Gain: 26
Gamma: 50
Histogram: 110min, 180max, 70%
Sensor Temperature: 30c

Loading more stuff…

Hmm…it looks like things are taking a while to load. Try again?

Loading videos…