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Sun & Moon
LocationSan Juan, Puerto Rico
Date4/22/2012 - 3:30PM
EquipmentCelestron 114 LCM, Casio Exilim 14.1 MP
DescriptionIn this photo of the sun shown 4 groups of sunspots where include (1465, 1459, 1460, 1462, 1463).
PhotographerStanley Rusin Jr
EquipmentOrion Skyquest XT 4.5 inch f/7.9 and a Droid Increible 2 cellphone 8 megapixel camera
DescriptionThe is a typical picture of the moon taken on April 12th, 2012. I took this using my 4.5 inch telescope and my Android cell phone. A lot of people wont think its real but it is. It is not that hard to get a good picture of the moon using your cell phone!! South is up
PhotographerSean Scott Walker
EquipmentLunt LS60THaDS50/B1200FTPT with an Imaging Source DMK 51AU02.AS on a Celestron ASGT CG-5.
DescriptionThe prom on the right (the one that looks like a 3) was very faint (visually could barely be seen single stacked).
LocationAnthem, AZ USA
DateApril 24, 2012 15:46 UT
EquipmentImaged with a Lunt 152mm BF3400 solar telescope and Flea3 video ccd camera.
DescriptionA large solar prominence that has stayed in view for days now with not much change.
PhotographerAndre van der Hoeven
LocationPapendrecht, The Netherlands
EquipmentCelestron C11 with DMK21-618
DescriptionThis moon mosaic was made during the national star observation days. It was made using a C11 at f/10. 107 images were made using a DMK21-618. The images were stacked (Autostakkert V2) from 30s movies (1800 frames) of which the best 25% was used for stacking. Post-processing was done using astra-image and mosaicing using Imerge. This image should be seen at full resolution (3890x4650 pixels) to really appreciate its details: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7057/6817466372_e3ed4aa781_o.jpg
EquipmentTEC 140 telescope with Televue Barlow 3x, Baader IR-cut filter CCD: DMK41 b/w
DescriptionLunar crater PLATO The purpose of this observation is to verify the presence or absence of a special hook-shaped shadow that's famous lunar observer Wilkins recorded with observations conducted April 3, 1952 at 21:30 TU
EquipmentDate: 12/04/22 11:00 UT-3 Lunt 60mm H alpha telescope + Canon 600D unmod Barlow 2x Processing: Iris 5.59
DescriptionOur sun is going to reach a solar maximum sometime around the end of the year or in early 2013 and it looks it is going to be quite a show. Please do not attempt these kind of images without proper filters and never ever look directly at the sun!
PhotographerCraig & Tammy Temple
LocationHendersonville, TN, USA
DateApril 23, 2012 @ 11:56am CDST
EquipmentTelescope: Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa/B1200CPT Accessories: LS50FHa Double-stack etalon Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: Imaging Source DMK31 Exposure: 25.2ms Gain: 415 Length: 1:30 @ 30fps Acquisition: Fire Capture Processing: ImagesPlus 4.5b Post-processing: ImagesPlus 4.5b; Adobe Photoshop CS5 Capture time: April 23, 2012, 11:56am Capture conditions: 64.8°F ; transparency: Above avg 4/5; seeing: Poor 4/5
DescriptionOn April 23, 2012 the Sun showed some interesting features and we were able to capture all of them in this 5-panel mosaic. While the proms along the solar limb were not large, there were many. Filaments and sunspots were also plentiful in this image. Sunspot AR1460 is at the top of this shot. Coming around to the 2 o'clock position near the limb is Sunspot AR1462. Continuing down and to the left of AR1462 is Sunspot AR1459. Moving down and slightly left is Sunspot AR1465 with a newly emerging Sunspot region directly to its left.
PhotographerMohammad Mehdi Asgari
EquipmentCanon 450D,sigma 500mm,iso 800,F/9
LocationWest Chester, Ohio
DateApril 7, 2012
EquipmentBorg 76ED Celestron CG5-ASGT Lunt LS50/B1200 Imaging Source DMK 41AU02.AS
DescriptionThis is my first attempt at a mosaic of the sun. This is a two-panel mosaic showing the sun and prominences visible in the afternoon of April 7, 2012 over West Chester, Ohio.