Recent Images - Solar April 2009
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Active Region with Filaments
Date:2nd April 2009 13:13ut
Telescope:Solarsmax telescope 60DS with straight BF and 4x powermate
Camera:Lumenera 075M
This is a montage of two images, showing quite nicely the phenomena seen in this 60mm double stacked scope.
Animation 2 of Active Prominence
Date:22nd April 2009 1238ut
Telescope:80mm TMB with Daystar ATM.6A ATM H alpha filter
Camera:Lumenera 075M
This is a 15 minute animation starting at 12:38ut, comprising 15 frames. Note the "unrelated" material diving in entering lower stage left, and the tremendous speed of the contraflow bits streaking down the "animal's" back. It was to be 20 mins, make sure you have enough disc space before you start! Of course it may not be speed at all , but a propagation of temperature along field lines causing existing gas to emit light. More akin to lightning ? What say you ?
Very active Prominence
Date:22nd April 2009
Telescope:80mm TMB with Daystar ATM .6A Ha filter
Camera:Lumenera 075M
Even with a very minimal solar minimum, it's well worth being prepared for rare events such as these very bright and fast moving prominces.
Animation of Active Prominence
Date:22nd Aptil 2009 11:54ut till 12:16ut
Telescope:Daystar ATM.6A TMB 80mm with 4x powermate
Camera:Lumenera 075M
This 20 minute simple animation really shows the action to good effect. The was a brigher and more active prominence than normally seen.
Wide field shot of the solar surface shown the same active region
Date:2nd April 2009
Telescope:Solarsmax telescope 60DS with straight BF and 2.5x Powermate
Camera:Lumenera 075M
Here we see a wider lower power view, of the same region imaged on the 1st April 2009.
Active region with Filament
Date:1st April 2009
Telescope:Solarsmax telescope 60DS with straight Blocking Filter and 4x Powernate
Camera:Lumenera 075M
This active region image is a montage of 4 overlapping camera frames. This enables a wider picture to be presented, but still at a reasonably high magnification.