Solar Mosaic – March 6, 2012 | Craig & Tammy Temple

Photographer
Craig & Tammy Temple
Email
ctastroimager@gmail.com
Location of photo
Hendersonville, TN, USA
Date/Time of photo
March 6, 2012 at 10:09am CST
Equipment
Telescope: Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa/B1200CPT Accessories: LS50FHa Double-stack etalon Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: Imaging Source DMK31 Exposure: 20.20ms (each) Gain: 529 (each) Length: 1:00 @ 30fps (each) Acquisition: Fire Capture Processing: Registax 6 Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS5; ImagesPlus 4.5 Capture time: March 6, 2012, 10:09am - 10:13am CST Capture conditions: ~60°F; transparency: Above avg 4/5; seeing: Above avg 4/5
Description
On March 6, 2012 we captured this 4-panel mosaic of our daytime star. This image shows the massive sunspot 1429 to the upper left, with sunspot 1430 just below, and sunspot 1428 over to the right. At the very bottom of this shot is a neat, horseshoe-shaped filament and along the solar limb are many great prominences. Several plages are visible in this image as well.
Website
http://cntastro.smugmug.com