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The Sun in H-alpha

Author: Thierry Lombry

Scope: Lunt 60THa refractor

Filter: Lunt Hα 0.7 ┼ pressure-tuned

Accessory: B1200 ERF

CCD: Image Source DMK51

Image processing: Yes, mosaic (landscape + Sun)

Location: Rocky Mountain Nat.Park, East Desolation Peak, USA

Date: 19 September 2013

In tribute to NOAA solar specialist Joseph "Joe" Sutorik (1927-2017) and his famous picture taken in 1968 in the same Rocky Mountains.

Author: John Earl

Scope: Lunt 60THa refractor

Filter: Lunt Hα 0.7 ┼ pressure-tuned

Accessory: ERF

Image processing: Yes, mosaic (surface + prominences)

Location: Australia

Date: 19 May 2016

Author: Peter Ward

Scope: Astro-Physics 130 mm f/6 EDFS StarFire refractor

Filter: Coronado SolarMax 90

CCD: SBIG ST-10XME

Image processing: Yes, mosaic (surface + prominences)

Location: Australia

Date: 20 August 2002

Author: Osamu Oshima

Scope: Vixen 90L, 90 mm f/14.4 refractor

Filter: Daystar Quantum PE 0.5 ┼

Accessory: 70 mm ERF, Barlow

CCD: ImageSource DMK 41AU02.AS

Image processing: Registax, NeatImage, Photoshop

Location: Japon

Date: 9 april 2016

Author: Alan Friedman

Scope: Astro-Physics 92 mm f/5 Stowaway refractor

Filter: Coronado SolarMax 90

CCD: Yes

Image processing: composite of 2 exposure (disk + prominences)

Location: USA

Date: 8 August 2016

The oblique prominence extends over 22 times the Earth.

With active regions AR25763 and AR2574.

Author: Philippe Tosi

Scope: 204 mm f/10 Istar Optical refractor

Filter: Modified PST 1 ┼

Accessory: BF-15 Coronado and Barlow 1.8x

CCD: Skynyx 2.1M

Exposure: Mosaic of 4 images

Image processing: AutoStakkert! 2, imPPG and Photoshop CS6

Location: France

Date: 27 March 2015, seeing 4/10

This prominence reached 120000 km of altitude, one of the largest in 10 years.

Author: Toni Bravo Carrillo

Scope: Modified Coronado PST 90 mm f/20

Accessory: Baader D-ERF rejection filter, Takahashi 2x Barlow

CCD: DMK21AU

Image processing: Yes

Location: Minorca (Spain)

Date: 14 January 2014

Author: Jean-Pierre Brahic

Scope: 155 mm f/8.5 Astro-Physics refractor

Filter: Modified Coronado PST

Exposure: Extract from a 1h10 (50 .avi) video

Image processing: Yes

Location: France

Date: 19 July 2012, 8h16 UT

Watch also the spectacular video recorded by SDO and this picture taken the same day.

Author: Franšois RouviŔre

Scope: 160 mm f/18 refractor

Filter: Daystar 0.5 ┼

Webcam: Philips ToUCam Pro N/B, RAW mode

Acquisition software: Iris

Exposure: 1/100- 1/500th

Image processing: Registax 2, Photoshop

Location: France

Date: 27 August 2004, 7h52 UT

Author: Franšois RouviŔre

Scope: 160 mm f/18 refractor

Filter: Daystar 0.5 ┼

Webcam: Philips ToUCam Pro N/B, RAW mode

Acquisition software: Iris

Exposure: 1/100- 1/500th

Image processing: Registax 2, Photoshop

Location: France

Date: 27 August 2004, 8h32 TU

AuthorJean-Louis Badin

Scope: Zeiss AS 100 mm f/10 refractor

Accessory : Celestron 2x Barlow

Filter: Coronado SolarMax 90, BF15 and T-Max Tuner

Webcam: Philips ToUCam Pro B/W, RAW mode

Acquisition software: Astronap Pro 2

Exposure: Composite, 10x 1/500th (disk), 24x 1/50th (prominence)

Image processing: Iris (bestof), Photoshop

Location: Noisy le Grand, France

Date: 24 April 2004, 9h42 UT

Author: Jean-Pierre Brahic

Scope: 230 mm f/9 Istar Optical refractor at f/11.2

Accessory: 1.6x Barlow

Filter: Coronado PST modified 1┼

CCD: Blaster acA1920-155

Exposure: Composite of 2 frames

Image processing: Genika Astro + processing

Location: France

Date: 14 April 2016

Author : David Tyler

Scope : 150 mm f/15 achromatic refractor

Filter : 0.45 ┼ Daystar University

CCD : Custom prototype 16-bit CCD camera

Location : USA

Date : 28 April 2007

AuthorJean-Louis Badin

Scope: Sky-Watcher T23 refractor, 70 mm f/12.8

Filter: Coronado SolarMax 60, BF-10 and T-Max Tuner

Webcam: Philips ToUCam Pro

Exposure: 30 sec of acquisition at 10 images/sec, 1/250th sec/image

Image processing: Iris, Photoshop

Location: Noisy le Grand, France

Date: 21 September 2003, 10h UT

AuthorR.J.Poole

Scope: Celestron SCT C8, 200 mm f/30

Filter: Daystar 0.75 ┼ ATM

Film: SO-115

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Date: 16 August 1980, 22h UT

Author: R.J.Poole

Scope: Celestron SCT C8 de 200 mm f/30

Filter: Daystar 0.75 ┼ ATM

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Date: 4 August 1979

Author: Giovanni Dal Lago

Scope: Takahashi 200 mm Cassegrain

Filter: Daystar 0.8 ┼ ATM

CCD: Yes

Location: USA

Date: 31 October 1999

AuthorR.J.Poole

Scope: Celestron SCT C8, 200 mm f/30

Filter: Daystar 0.75 ┼ ATM

Film: SO-115

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Date: 7 September 1980

AuthorR.J.Poole

Scope: Celestron SCT C8, 200 mm f/30

Filter: Daystar 0.75 ┼ ATM

Film: SO-115

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Date: 9 August 1980

AuthorR.J.Poole

Scope: Celestron SCT C8, 200 mm f/30

Filter: Daystar 0.75 ┼ ATM

Film: SO-115

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Date: 7 September 1980

AuthorKari Kapanen

Scope: 200 mm f/30 refractor

Filter: Hα interferential 0.7 ┼

Exposition: 0.5 sec.

Film:  Kodak TP 2415

Location: Finland

Date: 27 May 1980 

Author: Juan Salmi

Scope:  100 mm f/14 coronograph 

Filter: Schott type C, half-bandwidth 30 ┼

Film: SO-115

Location: Finland

Date: 22 Aprill 1980, 17h UT

AuthorJuan Salmi

Scope:  100 mm f/14 coronograph

Filter: Schott type C, half-bandwidth 30 ┼

Film: SO-115

Location: Finland

Date: 20 July 1981, 15h07 UT

AuthorJuan Salmi

Scope:  100 mm f/14 coronograph

Filter: Schott type C, half-bandwidth 17 ┼

Film: SO-115

Location: Finland

Date: 2 August1980, 15h39 UT

AuthorDaystar Filters Corp.

Scope: 100 mm reflector

Filter: Daystar 0.8 ┼ ATM

Location: USA

Author: Victor J. Lopez

Scope: 100 mm coronograph

Filter: Daystar 0.6 ┼ ATM

Exposition: 1/8 sec.

Film: SO-115

Location: USA

Date: 2 February 2000

Author: Franky Dubois

Scope: 70 mm f/14.2 coronograph

Filter: Interferential Hα MPIA/Baader, half-bandwidth 10.5 ┼

Exposition: between 1/60-1/250 sec. depending seeing

Film: Kodak TP 2415

Location: Belgium

Date: 19 March 1999

Author: Franky Dubois

Scope: 70 mm f/14.2 coronograph

Filter: Interferential Hα MPIA/Baader, half-bandwidth 10.5 ┼

Exposition: between 1/60-1/250 sec. depending seeing

Film: Kodak TP 2415

Location: Belgium

Date: 2 September 1999

Author: Giovanni Dal Lago

Scope: Takahashi CN 212 mm Cassegrain

Filter: Daystar 0.6 ┼ ATM

Location: USA

Date: 2 February 2000

 

AuthorPeter Ward

Scope: Astro-Physics 130 mm f/8 EDF refractor

Accessory: 3x AP telecentric

Filter: Daystar 0.3 ┼ and 120 mm Baader ERF

Exposition: 3 sec of total scan, 1/100 per frame

CCD: AVA astrovid 2000 video camera (live frame grab)

Location: Australia

Date: 11 August 2001, 14h14 local time

AuthorB.Manning

Scope: 0.4 ┼ spectrohelioscop based on Veio design

Exposition: 3 sec.of total scan, 1/100 sec per frame

Film: SO-115

Location: Stakenbridge, England

Date: 29 July 1981

AuthorDoug Ammons

Scope: 200 mm f/30 refractor

Filter: Daystar 0.53 ┼

Film: SO-392

Location: Montana, USA

Date: 1980

AuthorMoyet et Michaux

Scope: Celestron SCT 200 mm f/30

Filter: Daystar 0.53 ┼

Location: France

Date: 1980

AuthorG.Applet

Scope: 150 mm f/30 refractor

Filter: Daystar 0.53 ┼

Location: Germany

Date: 10 June 1979

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