Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Nova Delphini

Here's a 40- second shot of the new nova in Delphinus, which is a naked eye object. This image was taken with an ETX-125 and a Nikon D40. It's a single shot to get a record of the nova for the blog. Nova Delphini is the blue star near the center of the image. The "bobbliness" of the stars is due to vibration of the scope, but the shot shows the nova rather well.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

AR 1818 After Flare and Prominence

After a long, cloud-enforced hiatus, I had both free time and (relatively) clear skies coincide today. The images of AR 1818 show it about 40 minutes after a significant M-3 Class flare. As you can see, it is very bright in H-Alpha. The other image shows detail of a lovely prominence on the sun's edge near the active area. Imaged with PST-SolarMaxII and LifeCam.