Spectacular Animation of the Sun

Blogged by Xiao Sun on April 9, 2009 and tagged with Sample Images, Sun, Animation.

It has been a while since we had a solar image last time. French amateur Jérôme Grenier took some magnificent pictures with his DMK 31AF03.AS astronomy camera, and made an animation of them.

(Click the image to open animation)

We translated part of his e-mail as follow:

15 images were taken for every 2 minutes during 1/2hour. I was shooting for an hour, but the second part is degraded by turbulence therefore I did not add (it).

Skywatcher 120/1000 telescope + Baader CERF 110 mm filter + Barlow 3x + DMK 31AF03.AS astronomy camera

Thanks Jérôme!