Hot image of the Sun by John Chumack

Posted by David Eicher
on Monday, February 27, 2012

Check out this amazing shot of a solar prominence captured by astroimager John Chumack last Wednesday, February 22, from his backyard observatory in Dayton, Ohio. Enormous towers of plasma lift off the Sun’s disk in this spectacular shot. John used a Lunt 60mm Hydrogen-alpha LS 50F solar scope with a DMK 21AF04 Firewire camera and a 2x Barlow lens. He stacked and composited 742 frames to make the final image.

John Chumack
Fantastic!

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