Tuesday, April 5, 2016

monster prom

Interrupting the Jovian parade with a monster solar prominence jutting way off the edge of the solar disk.
This one sat on the edge of the sun all weekend teasing me as I didn't have time for a long video time lapse.
Eventually got a few 20 second captures using a grab and go mount, manually moving the slow motion controls.  

Here's a wide view:



Negative for the filaments:



Close up which reminds me a bit of a ghoul dancing on the edge of the sun:






image details:
wide frame Lunt 60 PT double stacked
close up single stacked
on grab & go tach teegul-azm mount
ASI 120 MM-S camera