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Chris G

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unusual activity
« on: April 04, 2010, 11:34:32 pm »
I just watched some very odd activity in a clip, in which there was a massive eruption, but not from the sun. Instead it was from what I can only assume was a distant star. there's no way to flag it up. I've added it to my favorites but I'd love to know what it is!!

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Re: unusual activity
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010, 12:19:57 am »
Based on what you describe, it was probably one of the curious optical effects that occur when a bright planet, your 'star,' is near the edge of the FOV, either in the form of an expanding 'ring,' or bright spikes and flashes.  You can share the video in question by going to it in your favorites, and copying that to a post here. 
You can see some examples of other optical effects on the forum here, if you're interested there is also an article describing why these effects occur that you can read, here.

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Re: unusual activity
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2010, 10:52:37 pm »
Hi Quialiss,
There were so many optical effects on this clip that when I saw what I thought was a very large comet, I was skeptical.  After looking at some of the photos on the forum page you linked, I realize that I did see a very large/close comet.  Any idea what it's named?

http://s3.amazonaws.com/solar-storm-watch/20070109_hi1_25i.png

Thanks

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Re: unusual activity
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2010, 11:35:06 pm »
Hi lolinda,
Can you right click on the thumbnail of the video from Your Favourites and copy and post that link? Your link above is just a small pic of the first frame. Sounds like it might be McNaught or Enke but someone will know - or be able to find out -  if you can find the link. :)

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Re: unusual activity
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2010, 01:50:22 am »
I did copy the address in between the 'hyperlink' indicators.  I don't know what happened, so I'll try again. When I 'preview' this post, it doesn't show the edress as a link.

Fingers are crossed.
http://s3.amazonaws.com/solar-storm-watch/20070109_hi1_25i.png


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Re: unusual activity
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2010, 02:17:41 am »
Once more into the breach dear friends!  Try viewing the video in your favorites, and then copying the URL in the address bar.  That should work.  :)

Based on the date, though, I'd agree with jules, it's probably McNaught.  Big, bright, and overexposes half the screen? 

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Re: unusual activity
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2010, 06:03:15 pm »
Ok, let me try again. 
http://solarstormwatch.com/favourites/1555
At about 24.40.
Makes sense that you astronomers are so very patient :~)

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Re: unusual activity
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2010, 07:08:18 pm »
That is definitely comet McNaught in Stereo A! 

I am not sure what I'm supposed to be looking for around 24.4 though..  Mercury comes into view from the right side of Ahead shortly after that, mostly visible only as the vertical spike it makes until the view clears... Venus is also in the bottom left, and it has a small loop artifact visible.

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Re: unusual activity
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2010, 05:10:11 pm »
i saw a massive fireball from the sun that reached into the edge of the screen but it says it is not a storm.....what was that...

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Re: unusual activity
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2010, 06:54:55 pm »
i saw a massive fireball from the sun that reached into the edge of the screen but it says it is not a storm.....what was that...
Hi jareddd
Could you post the link to the video so that we can take a look ?

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Re: unusual activity
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2010, 02:57:26 am »
i see it as a storm but the result say it is not
take a look
http://solarstormwatch.com/favourites/2430
« Last Edit: June 15, 2010, 08:04:31 am by jaredddd »

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Re: unusual activity
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2010, 03:04:46 am »
look at the stereo behind there is like a planet or a star that is moving fast going to the sun...what is that?
http://solarstormwatch.com/favourites/2428
a big fire ball
http://solarstormwatch.com/favourites/2429
« Last Edit: June 15, 2010, 08:04:49 am by jaredddd »

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Re: unusual activity
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2010, 07:59:47 am »
oh its me again im not spamming hehehe
i just want to know what is this thing i see in this clip
look stereo behind.....what is that bright light?is that a planet,a star or what? after few seconds it exploded ???
http://solarstormwatch.com/spot_and_track/spot
« Last Edit: June 15, 2010, 08:04:59 am by jaredddd »

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Re: unusual activity
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2010, 02:14:53 pm »
oh its me again im not spamming hehehe
i just want to know what is this thing i see in this clip
look stereo behind.....what is that bright light?is that a planet,a star or what? after few seconds it exploded ???
http://solarstormwatch.com/spot_and_track/spot

Behind/3:30 looks like one of those circular thingies Neel blogged about.

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Re: unusual activity
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2010, 03:28:45 pm »
oh its me again im not spamming hehehe
i just want to know what is this thing i see in this clip
look stereo behind.....what is that bright light?is that a planet,a star or what? after few seconds it exploded ???
http://solarstormwatch.com/spot_and_track/spot

Your link is a general one and links to a new spot video each time!! Hopefully you saved your video in favourites jaredddd. ;) Just follow the instructions here and we will be able to see the one you are referring to. And let us know how many seconds into the video the feature is. :)