Huge Solar Prominence by obsidianphotos
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Huge Solar Prominence

by obsidianphotos in Astrophotography

WARNING: NEVER OBSERVE THE SUN WITH THE NAKED EYE OR THROUGH A TELESCOPE, CAMERA OR OTHER OPTICAL DEVICE UNLESS YOU HAVE A PROPER SOLAR FILTER AND KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE DOING.

Huge solar prominence on the sun. Shot through some high altitude wispy clouds so it is not as detailed as I would like. Also wanted to put a barlow magnified lens on to zoom into the prominence but before I got a chance the clouds became much thicker.
I have included a scaled Earth to give you an idea just how big that prominence was.

13/11/2011
04:22 UT (GMT)
Canon 1000D
Baader Mark III Hyperion 8-24mm Zoom EP @ 16mm
Coronado PST
NEQ6 Pro Goto Telescope Mount
60 images for the prominences
60 images for the surface detail
Stacked and processed in Registax6
Final processing amd false colour added in PS Elements 8.0

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