RASC - St. John's Centre
|Images taken from our back porch at 28 Laurier Street, East End St. John's, using a QuickCam 3000 Pro webcam modified to take long exposures. Frames are all 4 second exposures. Sunspots photographed by Chris Stevenson Saturday Oct 25, 2003|
|(The Sun as photographed by a QC3000 Pro with a 270mm f/5.6 telephoto
with aperture solar filter, ~11 am Saturday Oct 25, 2003. 4 co-added frames.
Note the two large sunspot groups, 10486(L) and 10484(R).
A giant X17.2 flare from '486 on Tuesday, Oct 28, and another (X10.2) a day later, produced a G4-G5 geomagnetic storm and impressive aurora as far south as Texas. The show up here, between clouds and spitting rain, was mostly crimson and awe-inspiring).
|Intense display of Aurora Borealis October 30, 2003,
~8:30pm-9:30pm NST from Newfoundland
|(Camera was quickly taped to a tripod, not level as it turned out. Looking due-north, at our non-descript driveway)|
|(Looking roughly 180d from shot above, due south, and 60d up. Mars is the bright point in the LRH corner.)|
|Looking straight up at zenith.|
|Looking straight up at zenith.
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