More Solar Images from Theo Ramakers

Blogged by Xiao Sun on December 16, 2010 and tagged with Sample Images, Sun.

Theo Ramakers has been keeping his telescope and camera at the Sun and making some brilliant solar images. During the shooting on 11.Dec, he focused on Sunspots 1131 & 1133.

You might want to compare this full disk photo with the one he took 10 days ago.

Quote of his mail:

The sky cleared for an hour early in the morning today and than clouded over again. I decided to make closeup of AR1131 and 1133 and the structure of the umbra and penumbra can be seen quite nicely. In order to show this better I have included a normal version and an inverted version of the image. I also observed a few good sized but relative faint prominances and a few smaller ones.The images were made with a PST CaK and a DMK 31AU03.AS in prime focus. The close ups added a Meade 140 3x barlow in the optical train.

More images can be found at:

Great pictures Theo! Keep up the good work!