Solar Images



Aug. 11, 2012

Sunspot 1543 and magnetic filaments photographed with an Olympus OM-1 camera using eyepiece projection (12.7 mm) with my hydrogen alpha telescope. Technical Pan film (ASA 50) at 1/4 sec exposure. Final processing was done with AstraImage, NeatImage and Photoshop.
Sunspot 1543 and Magnetic filaments on Aug. 11, 2012
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Aug. 5, 2012

Magnetic filament between sunspots 1538 and 1540 photographed with an Olympus OM-1 camera using eyepiece projection (12.7 mm) with my hydrogen alpha telescope. Kodak Technical Pan film (ASA 50) at 1/8 sec exposure. Final processing was done with AstraImage, NeatImage and Photoshop.
Magnetic filament between sunspots 1538 and 1540 on Aug. 5, 2012
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Jul. 29, 2012

Sunspots 1530 and 1532 photographed with an Olympus OM-1 camera using eyepiece projection (12.7 mm) with my hydrogen alpha telescope. Kodak Technical Pan film (ASA 50) at 1/2 sec exposure. Five negatives were printed onto photographic paper and then scanned. The scans were aligned with MaxIm DL and stacked with Registax. Final processing was done with AstraImage, NeatImage and Photoshop.
Sunspots 1530 and 1532 on July 29, 2012
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Jul. 14, 2012

Sunspot 1520 and prominences photographed with an Olympus OM-1 camera using eyepiece projection (12.7 mm) with my hydrogen alpha telescope. Kodak Technical Pan film (ASA 50) at 1/2 sec exposure. The scanned negative was processed in AstraImage and Photoshop. The prominences and sunspots were processed separately and combined using layers.
Sunspot 1520 and Prominences on July 14, 2012
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Jul. 07, 2012

Solar prominences photographed with an Olympus OM-1 camera using eyepiece projection (12.7 mm) with my hydrogen alpha telescope. Kodak Technical Pan film (ASA 50) at 1 sec exposure. The scanned negative was processed in AstraImage and Photoshop.
Prominences on July 7, 2012
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Jul. 07, 2012

Sunspots photographed with an Olympus OM-1 camera using eyepiece projection (12.7 mm) with my hydrogen alpha telescope. Kodak Technical Pan film (ASA 50) at 1/8 sec exposure. The scanned negative was processed in AstraImage and Photoshop.
Sunspots on July 7, 2012
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Jul. 4, 2012

Sunspots 1513, 1515 and filaments photographed with an Olympus OM-1 camera using eyepiece projection (12.7 mm) with my hydrogen alpha telescope. Kodak Technical Pan film (ASA 50) at 1/2 sec exposure. The scanned negative was processed in AstraImage and Photoshop.
Sunspots 1513, 1515 and filaments on July 4, 2012
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May 08, 2012

Sunspot 1476 photographed with an Olympus OM-1 camera at the prime focus on my LXD55 8" SCT using Kodak T-Max ASA 400 film and a solar filter. 1/500 sec exposure. This was a test image that I made while trying out my cameras and scopes prior to the annular solar eclipse. The scanned negative was processed in AstraImage and Photoshop.
Sunspot 1476 on May 8, 2012
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Mar. 10, 2012 19:34 UT

Sunspot 1429 photographed with a SPC900NC Web camera at the prime focus on my Coronado 60 mm hydrogen alpha solar telescope. This sunspot had just released an M8 class solar flare about 94 minutes prior to when this image was captured. I had noticed that on Friday evening when I was trying out my solar telescope for the first time that sunspot 1429 was looking like it was getting ready to let off a flare. 1/50 sec exposure. 525 frames stacked out of 600. Seeing was good (~ 3 out of 5).
Sunspot 1429 on Mar. 10, 2012
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Nov. 08, 2006

Sunspot 923 photographed with a ToUcam Pro Web camera at the prime focus on my LXD55 8" SCT. 1/1000 sec exposure. Seeing was poor to fair (~2 to 3 out of 5).
Sunspot 923 on Nov. 8, 2006
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Nov. 18, 2005

Sunspot 822 photographed with a ToUcam Pro Web camera using a 3X barlow on my LXD55 8" SCT. 1/500 sec exposure. 700 Frames stacked.
Sunspot 822 on Nov. 18, 2005
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Apr. 30, 2005

Sunspot 756 photographed with Fuji ASA 800 film and OM1 camera at the prime focus on my LXD55 8" SCT. 1/1000 sec exposure. Seeing was poor (~2 out of 5).
Sun Apr. 30, 2005
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Apr. 30, 2005

Sunspot 756 photographed with a ToUcam Pro Web camera at the prime focus on my LXD55 8" SCT. 1/1000 sec exposure. Seeing was poor (~2 out of 5). 400 frames stacked.
Sun Apr. 30, 2005
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Jan. 16, 2005

Sunspot 720 photographed with Polaroid ASA 800 film and OM1 camera at the prime focus on my LXD55 8" SCT. 1/1000 sec exposure.
Sun Jan. 16, 2005
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July 25, 2004

Sunspots photographed with a ToUcam Pro camera
at the prime focus on my LXD55 8" SCT. 400 frames stacked.
Sun July 25, 2004
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Oct. 28, 2003

Solar disk photographed with an OM1 at the prime focus on my LXD55 8" SCT. 1/1000 exposure on Polaroid 800 ASA film. Four images were scanned with a Nikon LS-30 film scanner and Vuescan. The images were stacked with Registax. Image processing was done with Photoshop, Paintshop Pro, and Neat Image.
Sun Oct. 28, 2003
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Oct. 28, 2003

Solar disk photographed with an OM1
at the prime focus on my LXD55 8" SCT.
1/1000 exposure on 800 ASA film.
Sun Oct. 28, 2003
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Oct. 26, 2003
Sunspots photographed with a ToUcam Pro camera
at the prime focus on my LXD55 8" SCT.
Sun Oct. 26, 2003
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Sun Oct. 26, 2003
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Sun Oct. 26, 2003
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163 frames stacked. 232 frames stacked. 252 frames stacked.


July 04, 2003

Sunspots photographed with a ToUcam XS camera
at the prime focus on my LXD55 8" SCT.
821 frames stacked.
Sun July 4, 2003
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