Right now, the Sun is putting up a great show for white-light observers, with plenty of large and small active regions to enjoy.
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Whitelight observers aren't the only ones that enjoyed the sunspots yesterday and the details on the solar disk, there was a wonderful prominence as well!
Here is my processed image of about 2 mins of frames grabbed by my Coronado SolarMax 60II and the DMK21.04 camera, oh and with a 2x Barlow too.
|Prominence in Hydrogen-Alpha captured at 1240 Central Time|
I setup the ICCapture software to capture a still image every 2 mins, for 3.5 hours. I then used Registax6 to create this time-lapse movie based on those individual frames over that time period. I'll put up a quick video on how I have found to do it with another posting. You will notice the orientation is different from the image above to the video below. That is because of the meridian flip on the equatorial mount. In addition you will notice the difference in some of the frames size. My mount isn't perfectly aligned and thus there was some movement of the Sun in the frame as I left this pretty much unattended, but I think the Registax program did a great job nonetheless. Enjoy!