The Sun

 

Large Prom 18th August
Large Prom 18th August

Imaged with a Quark Chromosphere on a Skywatcher Esprit 120ED. Processed in Autostakkert 3, ImPPG and Photoshop.

AR2671 Pseudo Colour
AR2671 Pseudo Colour

Imaged with a Quark Chromosphere on a Skywatcher Esprit 120ED. Processed in Autostakkert 3, ImPPG and Photoshop.

AR2671 Mono
AR2671 Mono

Imaged with a Quark Chromosphere on a Skywatcher Esprit 120ED. Processed in Autostakkert 3, ImPPG and Photoshop.

July 12th Prominence Pseudo Colour
July 12th Prominence Pseudo Colour
July 12 FD Inverted Mono Lunt60 DS X3 Barlow ASI174
July 12 FD Inverted Mono Lunt60 DS X3 Barlow ASI174
July 12 FD Inverted Pseudo Colour Lunt60 DS X3 Barlow ASI174
July 12 FD Inverted Pseudo Colour Lunt60 DS X3 Barlow ASI174
July 12 FD Mono Lunt60 DS X3 Barlow ASI174
July 12 FD Mono Lunt60 DS X3 Barlow ASI174
July 12 FD Pseudo Colour Lunt60 DS X3 Barlow ASI174
July 12 FD Pseudo Colour Lunt60 DS X3 Barlow ASI174
7th June ASI on Lunt DS FD with Proms False Colour
7th June ASI on Lunt DS FD with Proms False Colour
Full Disc Lunt DS with ASI 174 Pseudo colour May 21st
Full Disc Lunt DS with ASI 174 Pseudo colour May 21st
Full Disc Lunt DS with ASI 174 Inverted Disc Pseudo colour May 21st
Full Disc Lunt DS with ASI 174 Inverted Disc Pseudo colour May 21st
AR 2361 and 2361 5th Inverted Mono June 2015
AR 2361 and 2361 5th Inverted Mono June 2015
7th June ASI on Lunt DS FD with Proms Inverted False Colour
7th June ASI on Lunt DS FD with Proms Inverted False Colour
7th June ASI on Lunt DS FD with Proms Inverted Mono
7th June ASI on Lunt DS FD with Proms Inverted Mono
AR 2361  Coloured June 2015
AR 2361 Coloured June 2015
Edge Proms Normal Disc May 16th
Edge Proms Normal Disc May 16th

First light for my new ASI 174 camera. These images were taken in tricky conditions with pretty poor seeing due to the wind.

Edge Proms Inverted Disc coloured May 16th
Edge Proms Inverted Disc coloured May 16th
Edge Proms Inverted Disc mono May 16th
Edge Proms Inverted Disc mono May 16th
Edge Proms Inverted Disc May 16th
Edge Proms Inverted Disc May 16th
AR2338 Pseudo colour
AR2338 Pseudo colour

First light test of my new Quark Chromosphere filter

Active Region and Prom Pseudo Colour
Active Region and Prom Pseudo Colour
Active Region and Prom Pseudo Colour Inverted Proms
Active Region and Prom Pseudo Colour Inverted Proms
AR2335 May 2015
AR2335 May 2015
AR2335 May 2015 inverted
AR2335 May 2015 inverted
Faint Detached Prom.png
Faint Detached Prom.png
Mono 3-pane mosaic
Mono 3-pane mosaic

Imaged on April 22nd 2015

Pseudo-colour 3 pane mosaic
Pseudo-colour 3 pane mosaic

A very active sun, imaged on April 22nd

False colour mosaic
False colour mosaic

This is one of my favourite solar images, captured in early April 2015. The image is composed of three individual image that have been stitched in Photoshop and colourised.

3 pane mosaic April 26th 2015
3 pane mosaic April 26th 2015

There's a nice filaprom curling around the solar limb in this image.

3 Pane mosaic April 2015
3 Pane mosaic April 2015

Taken with a single-stack Lunt L60 pressure-tuned solarscope.

3 Pane mosaic, April 2015
3 Pane mosaic, April 2015

I inverted the main disc to give a "3D" effect on this one.

3 pane mosaic April 2015
3 pane mosaic April 2015

A slightly different version with a coloured background

Double-stacked 3 pane mosaic
Double-stacked 3 pane mosaic

Taken in April 2015, the data for this image was captured through a double-stacked Lunt L60. The double-stack means adding a second Etalon at the front to narrow the bandwidth of the filtered light.

Double stacked 3 pane mosaic
Double stacked 3 pane mosaic
A cloudy Partial Eclipse...
A cloudy Partial Eclipse...

..imaged through heavy cloud cover.

14 pane mosaic October 12th
14 pane mosaic October 12th

A slight re-work of data captured on October 12th 14 Pane mosaic Chameleon mono camera. Lunt L60 pressure-tuned solarscope with LS50mm double-stack Etalon. Stacked in Autostakkert2! Deconvolution sharpening in Astra Image. Final processing in Photoshop

August 24th Prominence Detail
August 24th Prominence Detail

A nice prom, captured on the 24th August 2014

August 9th Mono Quadrant and Proms
August 9th Mono Quadrant and Proms

Some more proms captured on 9th August 2014

August 9th Quadrant and Proms
August 9th Quadrant and Proms
August 30th Full Disc
August 30th Full Disc

I've added a solar ruler overlaid onto this image to show the size of the solar features. The huge filament is 400,000Km long- 32 times the width of the Earth!

August 24th Prominences
August 24th Prominences

August 24th Prom and Partial Disc Detail, again with the Solar Ruler overlaid. The prominences on the edge are over 50,000Km high. Truly, the scale that stars work on is massive!

August 24th
August 24th

Prom Detail Mono Inverted

August 24th
August 24th

Prom Detail Mono Inverted Colourised

August 24th
August 24th

Prom and Partial Disc Detail Colourised

August 24th
August 24th

Prom and Partial Disc Detail Mono

August 24th
August 24th

Prom and Partial Disc Detail Mono Inverted

August 24th
August 24th

Prom and Partial Disc Detail Inverted

August 17th
August 17th

Full disc and Proms Inverted disc and colourised

August 17th
August 17th

Full disc and Proms Inverted disc Mono

August 17th Full disc and Proms
August 17th Full disc and Proms

Images of our nearest star, captured in H-α (hydrogen atoms emitting light in the hydrogen-alpha band at 656 angstroms), using a Lunt L60 Double-stacked solar telescope and a Quark Chromosphere filter.