Sun in Hydrogen Alpha

With Coronado PST

Uploaded 3/15/06

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 The sun today had a group of three very dynamic prominences, including two looping types and one major hedgerow. Also, a dim lone prom at the upper left had a floating detatched portion hovering above it. This is certainly the best grouping in many months, and we continue to look forward to such an exciting solar minimum!

Processing: Extracted disk from green channel, prominences from red channel, and averaged 2 to8 images. Applied midtone curve adjustment in PS, then wavlet deconvolution, and dynamic background flattening process in Pix Insight. Combined and colorized disk and prominence image in Photoshop per accepted standard coloration creteria.

Instrument: Coronado PST 40mm Platform: Bogen Tripod Camera: Sony P10 Exposure: Auto 0, -2 Location: Scottsdale, Arizona Elevation: 1000 ft. Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 102F Processing: Photoshop CS HOME SCHMIDT GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS 


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