Saturday, December 31, 2016
SPOTLESS SUN FOR END OF 2016 Taken by Noeleen Lowndes on December 31, 2016 @ Gold Coast QLD Australia
Today is the last day of 2016 and the Sun’s surface is absolutely spotless, but there is some activity on the solar limb with two lovely prominences on show.
Happy New Year everyone :-)
White light image taken with a Canon 70D camera and a 100-400mm lens with a 2x converter fitted with a glass solar filter, exposure 1/55th second and ISO320.
H-Alpha image is a composite image to capture the solar disc and the faint prominences. Taken with a 60mm Lunt solar telescope and a Canon 70D fitted with a 2x Barlow lens, exposure for disc 1/200th second and ISO400, prominences exposure 1/30th second and ISO500.