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"Colts" Sun - 31 August 2011
by Marcos L Rockenbach Local: Caxias do Sul / Brazil Local time: 07h41mn to 07h50 min. Solar filament on the surfice of the Sun is very similar to the logo of the Indinapolis Colts!!! Telescope: Coronado PST doublestacked, eyepiece Celestron X-Cell 18 mm. Camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1, ISO...
Sun, Sep 4 2011
"Palm Tree" active solar region
Image of a small active area on the sun's surface. Imaged in Ha with a Lunt LS100THa/B3400 Hydrogen Alpha Telescope and Imaging Source DMK41 camera on February 5, 2011, from Joshua Tree National Park
Wed, Feb 9 2011
"Smile Sun" January 2012
by Marcos L Rockenbach Local: Caxias do Sul / Brazil Local time: 07h48 min - 08h31min Suns: 16 to 21 January 2012 - Detail left: Sun 17 January 2012. Telescope: Coronado PST double-stacked. Eyepiece Celestron X-Cell 18 mm. Camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1. Original pictures black and white...
Mon, Jan 30 2012
"Whirlpool" Sunspot 1084 in h-alpha
by Mike Borman "Whirlpool" Sunspot 1084 in h-alpha. This image was taken on July 3, 2010 from my home in Evansville, Indiana. The spot reminded me of the Whirlpool Galaxy, M51. The image was taken with a Televue 102iis refractor, Coronado SM90 h-alpha filter, Imaging Source DMK41AU02.AS camera...
Thu, Jul 22 2010
2-panel Solar Mosaic - Nov. 17, 2011
Here is another mosaic that we made from the data we collected on November 17, 2011. This mosaic of the southwest portion of the sun includes four active regions with plages (solar flares) and filaments, as well as some prominences along the limb. AR1350 is located at the bottom of this image. Moving...
Mon, Nov 21 2011
5-panel Solar Mosaic - Nov. 17, 2011
The sun was quite active on November 17, 2011, so we decided to put together this 5-panel mosaic of some interesting regions. This image shows some nice prominences, plages, and filaments, as well as a huge filaprom that spans a good distance of the sun. Telescope: Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa/B1200CPT...
Fri, Nov 18 2011
A Huge Solar Surge, 2010/9/21
by Dave Mitsky Here's an afocal photograph of the biggest surge that I've seen in quite a few years taken with a 40mm f/10 Coronado PST, a 30mm Celestron Ultima, and a Canon PowerShot SD980 IS digital camera. A surge is defined as "a transient prominence produced by flares or very active...
Tue, Oct 19 2010
A line of Sunspots in Hydrogen-alpha and visible light - 26 November 2011
by Marcos L Rockenbach Local: Caxias do Sul / Brazil H-alpha: Coronado PST doublestacked. Eyepiece Celestrom X-Cel 18mm. Stack 26 pictures Visible: Orion XT 10. Eyepiece GSO Plossl 32 mm. Stack 06 pictures. Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1. Original pictures black and white. Colour, constrast...
Mon, Nov 28 2011
A solar filament
On August 6th, a small filament on the sun nearly doubled in length and began gyrating and writhing madly around. We all watched and awaited it's dramatic end. Instead of a huge explosion, it suddenly just began to dissipate, much to our chagrin. Maybe the next one will give us a good show, eh?
Tue, Aug 14 2012
Annular Eclipse of 2012 in Hydrogen-alpha over Magdalena Ridge Observatory
New Mexico Tech generously hosted an eclipse party at the Magdalena Ridge Observatory at an altitude of about 10,700 feet, allowing us a grand view of annularity. This was taken with an Imaging Source DMK41 camera on a Borg76ED telescope with a Lunt LS50/B1200 blocking filter on a Celestron CG5 mount...
Wed, May 23 2012
Sunspot AR1176 taken in Ha on march 29th 2011. Zeiss APQ150/1200 Daystar QPE 0.4Å PGR Grasshopper camera
Wed, Mar 30 2011
AR 1176 mosaic
Mosaic of AR 1176 taken in Ha light on March 29th 2011. Zeiss APQ150/1200 Daystar QPE 0.4Å PGR Grasshopper camera
Wed, Mar 30 2011
Autumn time - 20 March 2012
by Marcos L Rockenbach First day of the autumn - Southern Hemisphere. Local: Caxias do Sul / Brazil Scenery: Camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1, local time 08h27min. Sun and sundogs. Sun: Telescope Coronado PST doublstacked. Eyepiece Celestron X-Cel 18mm. Camera Panasonic LUmix DMC-ZS1. Stack...
Tue, Mar 27 2012
Bird-shaped CME - Sun 13 May 2012
by Marcos L Rockenbach Local: Caxias do Sul / Brazil Telescope: Coronado PST doublestacked. Eyepiece Celestron X-Cell 18 mm. Camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1, ISo 200, 1/8 sec. Original pictures black and white. Colour, constrast and brightness Photoshop CS4.
Mon, May 14 2012
Bright Solar Prominence in H-alpha, May 12, 2013
Image taken by Mike Borman from Evansville, Indiana, with a Televue 102iis refractor, Coronado SM90 BF30 h-alpha filter, 2x barlow, Imaging Source DMK51AU02.AS camera. Processed with Registax and Photoshop. More images at www.mborman.org .
Tue, May 14 2013
Earth: one small world.
by Marcos L Rockenbach Local: Caxias do Sul / Brazil Date: 18 January 2012 - Local time: 07h36min to 07h45min. Sun detail: Telescope Coronado PST double stacked, eyepiece Celestron X-Cel 18mm, camera: Panasonic Lumix-DMC-ZS1, ISO 80 and ISO 1600 ( prominence ). Sun: stack 08 pictures. Prominence...
Mon, Jan 23 2012
Filamentary solar mosaic
I had to stitch two images together to capture the entire breadth of these filaments on November 11th, 2012
Sun, Dec 2 2012
Flare in Sunspot 1045
by Michael F. Borman Several flares were seen in sunspot 1045 when I was imaging it on Sunday, February 7, 2010. This image with one of the flares was taken with my Tele Vue 102iis refractor, Coronado SM90 H-alpha filter, DMK41AU02.AS camera with 2x barlow, on a Celestron CGE Pro mount. Around 400 frames...
Mon, Feb 8 2010
Flare X-1 and AR 1429 - 04 March 2012
Local: Caxias do Sul / Brazil Left: H-alpha: Telescope Coronado PST doublestacked, eyepiece Celestrom X-Cel 12.5 mm. Camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1, ISO 200, 1/15 sec. Local time 09h24min Stack 05 pictures. Right: Visible: Telescope Celestron Omni XLT150, refractor. Eyepiece Celestrom X-Cel 12...
Tue, Mar 13 2012
Seeing was bad on the 8 of october. However I was able to catch a few proeminences on the sun limb. This image present one of them with a floater. Equipment: Lunt LS60T EQ3 motorized mount DMK21 (Avis of 30 seconds) Processing (combinaition of two images): Registax 5.1 PS...
Fri, Oct 19 2012
Flying to the Sun - 7 October 2012
Local: Caxias do Sul / Brazil Scenery: local time 06h49min. Camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47, ISO 100, 1/2000. Sun visible: Celestron Omni XLT 150 mm reflector. Eyepiece Celestron X-Cel 18mm plus Baader Solar Continuum filter. Solar Filter Celestron. Camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1. Sun h-alpha...
Tue, Oct 9 2012
Gold risen Sun - 16 July 2011
by Marcos L Rockenbach Local: Caxias do Sul / Brazil Scenery: Stack 02 pictures. Camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1, ISO 80, 1/200. Local time: 07h29min. Sun H-alpha: Telescope Coronado PST doublestacked, eyepiece Celestron X-Cel 18mm, camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1, ISO 200, 1/15 and 1/30. Stack...
Tue, Jul 19 2011
Hydrogen-alpha Solar Disk
Solar disk from Friday, July 22, 2011.
Tue, Jul 26 2011
July 11th Sun in H-alpha
Equipment: LuntLS60THa/B600/CPT; EQ3 mount, motor drive; NIKON D5000; 2 X Barlow Photoshop CS3
Tue, Jul 17 2012
Large Solar Prominence
by Dave Mitsky I used a 40mm f/10 Coronado PST, an 8-24mm Tele Vue zoom eyepiece, and a Canon PowerShot SD980 IS camera on 2010/3/18 to capture afocally this large prominence on the Sun's leading limb. A number of filaments and a bright flare region can also be seen.
Wed, Mar 24 2010
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