See a monster prominence seven times bigger than Earth

Posted by David Eicher
on Friday, December 02, 2011

Our friend and astroimager John Chumack regularly takes pictures of the Sun from his observatory near Yellow Springs, Ohio (practically my old home stomping grounds!). On Wednesday, November 30, John captured this mega prominence during lunchtime, and reported yesterday the prominence was still visible. With activity on the Sun increasing, it makes for many beautiful opportunities to watch and photograph such phenomena.

John Chumack
John used a 60mm Lunt Hydrogen-alpha solar scope, 2x Barlow lens, a DMK 21AF04 Firewire CCD camera, and 840 frames stacked in Registax 6, shooting through holes in the clouds November 30, 2011.


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