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The Sun – 7th June 2013

It’s been just under a year since I have done any astronomical imaging and even longer since I have imaged the sun, which is a terrible state of affairs ! Last years horrendous weather pretty much killed my enthusiasm with barely any cloudless days and tons of rain. Amazingly we managed to time our holiday with some outstanding clear skies and although the sun is not particularly active today I could not resist a look. It has also been useful to remind myself how to process the images…which still takes ages. Quite pleased I captured some reasonable detail as the atmospheric seeing was pretty turbulent – that’s all down to Registax 6 of course, amazing software.

This set of images were taken between 9-10am UTC using the Coronado PST/Coronado CaK/Lunt CaK B1200 on a Vixen 115s. IS DMK41AU02 USB mono video camera. Images processed in Registax 6, Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe Lightroom 4.4

Hydrogen Alpha Disk with central active region AR1765

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Hygrogen Alpha close up of long filament (bottom left) and AR1765 (top right) Image

Hydrogen Alpha detail of prominences

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Calcium K disk

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Calcium K surface with AR1765

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AR1765 Sunspots in Calcium K

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