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Re: Easter Solar Image

Postby Dotsie » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:55 pm

:roll: Perhaps you'd like to take one? You'll only have to wait till 2016 to get Mercury in there. If you want Venus though, the wait's about 100 years longer.
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Re: Easter Solar Image

Postby Conforumist » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:30 pm

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Re: Easter Solar Image

Postby Del » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:20 pm

Perfect place to post this....

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has compiled 3 years of images of the sun into one 3-minute-long video. During this chronicle, you will be able to see the rise of the solar maximum. During an 11 year cycle, this is when the sun is most active.

VIDEO: http://bit.ly/13vz6AG
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Re: Easter Solar Image

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:32 pm

:D Lovely!
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Re: Easter Solar Image

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:46 pm

Del wrote:NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has compiled 3 years of images of the sun into one 3-minute-long video.

Puts my image in it's place, but then I don't have my own spacecraft to play with. :)

The three-year vid is a bit frantic for my taste. The SDO site has a browser which lets you view or download videos from their data. Just pick a couple dates and a scope (I usually choose red for aesthetic reasons) and away you go. Picking a week or so works best - you can see features move all the way across the disc slowly and evolve. (No matter what range of dates you pick, the movie is limited to about 30 seconds, so a week gives you a nice steady rotation of the sun.)
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