Hydrogen Alpha Sun Full Solar Disk HR Mosaic

Blogged by Aurélie Le Fort Beunink on August 30, 2011 and tagged with Sample Images, Mosaic, Sun.

Hi All,

Here is my first attempt at a high resolution full solar disk hydrogen alpha mosaic (9 panels with solar surface & prominences).

This was 6,032 frames with a DMK 21AF04 FireWire camera & a Lunt 60mm/50F H-alpha solar scope.

Captured from my backyard in Dayton, Ohio on 08-25-2011, north is up in this image.

I've been thinking about trying this mosaic with the DMK 21AF04 for a while, but had to set aside some time to give it a try.

It was clear last night, but I did not go out, because I was processing this sun image!

It was a lot of work, about 8 hours of processing all of the frames and panel assembly, but now I think it was well worth the effort!

Attached is an illustrated version with Earth for a size comparison.

I just love my DMK 21AF04 Camera, it's been flawless and a serious work horse for me since 2007!


Best Regards,

John Chumack