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.
Telescope: Coronado Solarmax II 60 BF10
Additional Optics: Meade 2x Shorty Barlow
Additional Hardware: Piggybacked on Meade LX90 8" SCT, Eq Wedge, Tilt Adapter
FPS: 66 (Avg)
Histogram: 110min, 180max, 70%
Sensor Temperature: 30c
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