August 7, 2016

One of my favorite solar images — taken on August 7, 2016 with a Lunt 80mm Hydrogen Alpha scope, piggybacked on my 12.5″ RC, sitting on a Paramount ME.  A ZWO 1600 mono/uncooled camera was used, and the video frames were stacked in AutoStakkert, sharpened in Registax, then colorized in Photoshop.  Note the solar detail has been “inverted” (made into a negative) for aesthetic reasons.  The combination of the large solar prominence and filament, along with the chromospheric detail, make this a winning image (IMHO)!

August 7, 2016