PhotographerCraig & Tammy Temple
Location of photoHendersonville, TN, USA
Date/Time of photoAugust 2, 2011 at 8:56am CDST
EquipmentTelescope: Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa/B1200CPT
Accessories: TeleVue 2.5x Powermate
Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2
Camera: Imaging Source DMK31
Exposure: 1/154sec. - 1/120sec.
Gain: 560 - 672
Length: 2:00 each
Acquisition: IC Capture.AS (Uncompressed AVI) @ 30fps
Processing: Registax 6: align, stack, wavelets
Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Capture time: August 2, 2011, 8:56am - 9:57am CDST
Capture conditions: 81.1°F - 85.2°F; transparency: Avg. 3/5; seeing: Good 4/5
DescriptionThis image is composed of 7 separate images that were captured on August 2, 2011 then "stitched" together to create a single image. On this day the Sun was sporting three active regions with some nice sunspots. The one on the left in this image is AR1263. The center grouping is AR1261 and the right-most region is AR1260. The filament next to the sunspot in AR1260 actually developed during our imaging session.