Sunday, October 21, 2012

Solar Prominence on 20 Oct. 2012

Yesterday offered the most stunning prominence I've seen in a small hydrogen-alpha solar telescope. I snapped a couple dozen photos by holding a camera up to the telescope eyepiece and photographing as my eye would view it. I got at least two shots that I was able to enhance to get this image:

The sun is entering it's 11-year peak, so there may be many more of these this year. Note that this was viewed and photographed through a special telescope that allows for safe viewing of the sun.


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