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Hydrogen-Alpha Images

Sunspot 1543 - 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 Astra Image, NeatImage and PhotoShop.

Sunspots 1538 and 1540 - 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 Astra Image, NeatImage and PhotoShop.

Sunspots 1530 and 1532 - 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 Astra Image, NeatImage and PhotoShop.

Sunspot 1520 - 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 Astra Image and PhotoShop. The prominences and sunspots were processed separately and combined using layers.

Solar Prominences - 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 Astra Image and PhotoShop.

Sunspots 1513, 1515, 1518, and 1519 - Jul. 07, 2012.

Sunspots 1513, 1515, 1518, and 1519 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 Astra Image and PhotoShop.

Sunspots 1513, 1515 and Filaments - Jul. 04, 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 Astra Image and PhotoShop.

Sunspot 1476 - 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 Astra Image and PhotoShop.

Sunspot 1429 - 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).




White Light Images


Sunspot 923 - 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 822 - 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 756 - 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).

Sunspot 756 - 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.

Sunspot 720 - 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.

Sunspot 652 - July 25, 2004.

Sunspot 652 photographed with a ToUcam Pro camera at the prime focus on my LXD55 8" SCT. 400 frames stacked.

Sunspots 484, 486, 487, 488, and 492 - Oct. 28, 2003.

Sunspots 484, 486, 487, 488, and 492 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, Paint Shop Pro, and Neat Image.

Sunspots 484, 486, 487, 488, and 492 - Oct. 28, 2003.

Sunspots 484, 486, 487, 488, and 492 photographed with an OM1 at the prime focus on my LXD55 8" SCT.
1/1000 exposure on 800 ASA film.

Sunspot 484 - Oct. 26, 2003.

Sunspot 484 photographed with a ToUcam Pro camera at the prime focus on my LXD55 8" SCT. 163 frames stacked.

Sunspot 486 - Oct. 26, 2003.

Sunspot 486 photographed with a ToUcam Pro camera at the prime focus on my LXD55 8" SCT. 252 frames stacked.

Sunspot 487 - Oct. 26, 2003.

Sunspot 487 photographed with a ToUcam Pro camera at the prime focus on my LXD55 8" SCT. 232 frames stacked.

Sunspot 375 - July 04, 2003.

Sunspot 375 photographed with a ToUcam XS camera at the prime focus on my LXD55 8" SCT. 821 frames stacked.