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Sun & Moon
Date26/7/2012 22:30 pm
EquipmentSkywatcher 130/900 EQ2 mount Canon Powershot S3IS 25mm eyepiece 1/80 s exposure Photoshop
LocationMorden, Manitoba, Canada
DateJuly 13, 2012 11:30 CDT
EquipmentCanon T1i DSLR attached to Celestron C90 spotting scope on top of iOptron SmartStar-A mount with Baader AstroSolar Safety Film
DescriptionStacked photo of sunspot group 1519/1520/1521 using Registax
DateJuly 15, 2012
EquipmentTEC-140 refactor Coronado SolarMax 60 H-alpha filter Imaging Source DMK21A04 web camera
DescriptionThe sun imaged in H-alpha. This photo is a resubmission. The previous photo was >150k size.
PhotographerAndre van der Hoeven
EquipmentLunt 60/BF1200 DMK21AU618 Skywatcher NEQ6
DescriptionA great solar prominence resembling a man throwing fire at a snail :)
LocationRutherford College, NC, USA
DateJuly 17, 2012 19:11 UT
EquipmentModified Lunt 60THa using a 90mm F10 objective, Point Grey Chameleon video camera. Best 50 out of 1,940 frames stacked in AviStack, sharpened with wavelets in Registax, deconvolved in Focus Magic.
DescriptionFollowing an M1 flare, plasma over AR1520 formed these beautiful, classic loops.
LocationAnthem, AZ USA
DateJuly 9, 2012 at 9:16 MT
EquipmentImaged with my Astro-Physics 152mm F8 telescope fitted with a DayStar H-Alpha filter and Flea3 ccd video camera.
DescriptionThis image shows the comparative size of the sunspot group to the Earth.
LocationLake Pleasant , AZ USA
DateApril 29, 2012
EquipmentSkyWatcher 100mm with Daystar filter detuned, and Flea3 ccd video camera.
DescriptionAs the sun sets I captured the buzzards circling sunspot group 1471 along a catus lined mountain top.
PhotographerCraig & Tammy Temple
LocationHendersonville, TN, USA
DateMay 5, 2012 @ 8:52pm CST
EquipmentCamera: Nikon D40 on fixed tripod Exposures: Trees & Sky = .62sec at ISO400 @ f/6.3; Moon = 1/80sec at ISO400 @ f/6.3 Lens: Trees & Sky = Nikkor 18-55mm @ 38mm; Moon = Nikkor 70-200mm @ 200mm
DescriptionOn May 5, 2012, when this image was taken, the Moon was near perigee (its closest approach to Earth). Because of this, it appeared brighter and larger than it will any other time this year giving it the designation of a super Moon. This is a composite image...one shot was taken for the trees and sky and another shot for the moon, then the two were merged together for the final result.
PhotographerSean Scott Walker
Date10 may, 2012 at aprox 11am
EquipmentLunt LS60THaDS50/B1200FTPT with a Televue 4x powermate and an Imaging Source DMK 51AU02.AS on a Celestron ASGT CG-5.
DescriptionThis is a zoomed in picture of NOAA region 11476. This is my first picture taken using Televue's 4x powermate. I took 300 frames with my DMK51 and stacked the best 200 frames.
DateApril 16, 2012, 18:10 UT
Equipment90mm h-alpha filter, webcam
DescriptionHere is an approximation of the speed of the April 16 solar flare and the size after 25 minutes: The attached image the April 16 M-class solar flare has been inserted into a full-disk (inverted) image of the sun taken on the 13th. 109 earths fit across the sun's angular diameter. It appears that in 25 minutes the flare extended out a distance of 40 earths from the sun's limb. 317160 miles was covered in 25 minutes. Speed? 761,184 miles per hour.