Category Archives: Solar Imaging

Huge Sunspot AR2529 Photographed on April 13, 2016

Here is a quick image of the huge sunspot AR2529 taken this afternoon, April 13, 2016 from Weatherly, Pennsylvania. Captured using my Celestron C6-A SCT, you can check out my solar setup and filter at http://www.leisurelyscientist.com/?p=581

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AR2529

This is a video capture using a Canon 6D and the software package Backyard EOS, 1500 frames were captured, and I stacking the best 750 frames using AS!2 (AutoStakkert!).

This sunspot is huge, by my estimation it is about five Earth’s wide!

Clear skies!

…Tom

Solar Observation – September 20, 2015

Here is a quick observation of today’s sun. AR2418 and AR2415 are now slowly bowing out of the picture. There appears to be a large sunspot group rotating into view, we’ll see what develops.

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Solar Observation – Sunspot 2415

Sunspot 2415 photographed on September 17, 2015 using a Canon 6D and Celestron 6″ telescope. From spaceweather.comINCREASING CHANCE OF FLARES: Sunspot AR2415 is increasingly active on Sept.17th and appears poised to produce a moderately strong M-class solar flare. Any eruptions today would be geoeffective because the sunspot is facing Earth.”

Geoeffective simply means it is capable of causing a geomagnetic disturbance.

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My little solar imaging setup. You can read my blog entry on my SOLAR IMAGING SETUP.

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Solar Observation – Sunspot 2403

Sunspot 2403 photographed on August 25, 2015 using a Canon 6D and Celestron 6″ telescope. From spaceweather.com “Behemoth sunspot AR2403 started to decay yesterday, but it is still a dangerous active region. The sunspot’s delta-class magnetic field harbors energy for strong solar flares.”

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Today’s Sun – August 11, 2015

Today’s sun, for August 11, 2015. Canon 6D and Celestron C6-A SCT telescope. Sunspot 2396 commands the attention of most solar observers, as it has for the last several days. In this image, this sunspot group would cover approximately 4.5 Earth surfaces.

Sunspot 2396 - August 11, 2015.

Sunspot 2396 – August 11, 2015.

1500 video frames were captured and the best 500 frames were stacked to create this image. AutoStakkert!2 (AS!2) was used to process the video and Corel PaintshopPro X5 to enhance the final image.

You can read more about my solar filter and how I use it HERE.

…Tom

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