Solar mosaic - 1 Oct 2011

Posted by CraigAndTammy
on Tuesday, October 11, 2011

by Craig and Tammy Temple

This 4-panel mosaic of the Sun, taken on October 1, 2011, shows many sunspots, plages, and filaments. The sunspots, some of the plages, and some of the filaments are contained in areas of the Sun called active regions. The active regions that are visible in this image, from the lower-left edge to the upper-right, are AR1301, AR1302, AR1305, AR1306, and AR1307.

Telescope: Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa/B1200CPT
Accessories: LS50FHa Double-stack etalon
Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2
Camera: Imaging Source DMK31
Exposure: 1/154sec.
Gain: 550
Length: 1:00 each
Acquisition: IC Capture.AS (Uncompressed AVI) @ 30fps
Processing: AVI Stack 2: align, stack
Post-processing: ImagesPlus 4.0; Adobe Photoshop CS5; Carboni’s Tools
Capture time: October 1, 2011, 10:17am - 10:23am CDST
Capture conditions: 57.2°F - 60.4°F; transparency: Avg. 3/5; seeing: Avg. 3/5
Location: Hendersonville, TN, USA
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