Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Seeing Red

I'm "on vacation" this week. Actually just trying to catch up on car repairs, health checkups and running my other businesses.

Took a few minutes out of the day to check out a CCD camera I got a few months ago that is designed for planetary and solar imaging. Below is my first attempt at solar hydrogen-alpha imaging through my Coronado PST. The sun is in an unusually low solar minimum - no sunspots and very few flares - but managed to catch a nice prominence on the east limb.

2 comments:

Paul said...

OK, that is Out-Freaking-Standing. Dave, you never cease to amaze. With this huge drop in solar activity it figures that you would find this and shoot it. Fantastic!

Tuugii said...

very cool!