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Annular Solar Eclipse 20 May 2012
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"First Light" sunspots & facula, 4-16-11
First astroimaging session with new Orion SkyQuest XT8g 8" Dobsonian. Shot from our patio in Grapevine, TX, April 16. Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS @ ISO 100 using Blue Fireball Variable Eyepiece Projection T Adapter coupled with a Meade Series 4000 20mm Super Plossl. Solar filter: Astrozap/Baader...
Fri, Apr 22 2011
"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
36-panel Solar Composite Mosaic 6-29-2011
This image was created by "stitching" 16 individual images together to create a mosaic of the outer edge of the Sun showing the prominences. Then 20 individual images were "stitched" together to create a mosaic of the surface of the Sun. We then combined the two mosaics together...
Sun, Jul 31 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
7-panel sunspot mosaic - August 2, 2011
by Craig and Tammy Temple This image is composed of 7 separate images that were captured on August 2, 2011 then "stitched" together to create a single image. On this day the Sun was sporting three active regions with some nice sunspots. The one on the left in this image is AR1263. The center...
Fri, Aug 12 2011
A face in our Sun
On a slow prominence day, the Sun had great activity on the surface. One of the most interesting features is seen just south of the center. An area where sunspots and filaments have come together, you will notice that a face with a rather evil smile appears to have emerged. This image was captured...
Sun, May 5 2013
A line of sunspots - 26 November 2011
by Marcos L Rockenbach Local: Caxias do Sul / Brazil Local time: 09h32min. Telescope: Orion XT 10, solar filter Kendrick Instruments. eyepiece GSO Plossl 32 mm plus Moon filter Meade ND96. Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1, ISO 200, 1/320 and Stack 06 pictures, original pictures in black and...
Mon, Nov 28 2011
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
Active Regions 10486 and 10488, 2003/10/30
by Dave Mitsky I took this photograph from a location near Chambers Hill, Pennsylvania, with a Mylar-filtered 114mm f/7.9 Celestron C4.5 Newtonian and a Pentax K1000 SLR camera using eyepiece projection via a 26mm Tele Vue Plössl. The film employed was Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 800. The two huge...
Wed, Apr 29 2009
Active regions 1190, 1191, 1193
by Jean B. Montreal, Canada. April 15th, 2011. approx 8:30 GMT. The main picture was taken with a Point & shoot Nikon Coolpix hand held in front of the 25 mm objective of my 130 mm reflector. The inserts were taken with the Celestron NexImage planetary imager. Approx. 150 frames were stacked...
Tue, Apr 26 2011
Active regions 1226 & 1227 in B&W June 6, 2011
by Craig and Tammy Temple The Sun was fairly active on June 6, 2011 when this image of Active Regions 1226 and 1227 were captured. AR1226 is the group of Sunspots toward the bottom of the image, and AR1227 is the Sunspot above. Telescope: Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa/B1200CPT Accessories: TeleVue...
Sat, Jun 11 2011
Active regions 1226 & 1227 on June 6, 2011
by Craig and Tammy Temple The Sun was fairly active on June 6, 2011 when this image of Active Regions 1226 and 1227 were captured. AR1226 is the group of Sunspots toward the bottom of the image, and AR1227 is the Sunspot above. This is the false-color version of our original image. Telescope...
Sat, Jun 11 2011
Annular Eclipse of May 20, 2012
by Rod Pommier Location: Redding, CA, USA. Equipment: Celestron Super C8 Plus with Byers fork mount with f/6.3 focal reducer-corrector. Canon 20D DSLR. Thousand Oaks Optical type 2 full aperture glass solar filter. The majority of the annular eclipse as seen from Redding, CA. The sequence begins...
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
Closeup of Sunspot #1057
The name says it all
Fri, Sep 21 2012
Deep Solar Minimum (2005 vs 2009)
by Anthony Ayiomamitis Who stole the sunspots?! Where have they gone?! As noted by Dr Phillips (SpaceWeather), "As of March 31st, there were no sunspots on 78 of the year's 90 days (87%)" and this a continuation of the lack of activity observed for 2008 where 266 days were characterized...
Tue, Jul 14 2009
Entire transit of Venus
by Rod Pommier Telescope: Celestron Super C8 Plus with Byers Fork Mount. Camera: Canon EOS 20D DSLR. Exposures: ISO 800, 1/1000 second, all exposures. Other equipment: Thousand Oaks Optical glass, full aperture, type 2 solar filter. My wife, SuEllen, and I traveled from cloudy, rainy, Portland...
Mon, Jun 11 2012
First Contact, Transit of Venus
by Rod Pommier Telescope: Celestron Super C8 Plus with Fork Mount and Byers Drive, f/6.3 focal recucer-corrector. Camera: Canon EOS 20D DSLR. Exposures: ISO 800, 1/1000 second, all exposures. Other equipment: Thousand Oaks Optical glass, full aperture, type 2 solar filter. Location: Haleakala...
Tue, Jun 19 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
On January 15th, 2012 I was shooting two emerging Sunspots which appeared to resemble a Smiley Face. (See SMILEY FACE!!! image elsewhere in this site.) Going over the video I shot that day, I noticed a jet fly by one of the video captures. So, here it is....
Sun, Jan 22 2012
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
by Dean Salman This image of a sunspot on the surface of the sun was taken October 22, 2003 when the sun was very active at the turn of the century. Using a 2x Barlow and my ST-10 XME CCD I took this quick exposure with my 10 inch F/6 reflector
Mon, Apr 27 2009
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