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Image of the day 12/31/2018

    The Sun - Atmospheric Detail, 


            Jason Guenzel

    The Sun - Atmospheric Detail

    Technical card

    Resolution: 1080x1350

    Date:Dec. 9, 2018

    Time: 11:00

    Frames: 500

    FPS: 109.00000

    Data source: Backyard


    Because we are currently in a minimum of the 11-year solar activity cycle, it can be rare to find something of photographic interest on the sun. During these times the atmosphere can appear quite featureless. This view shows the solar chromosphere in the hydrogen alpha wavelength, complete with a prominence visible at the edge.

    I did get a chance to try out some new equipment and also to put a fresh spin on the processing. I pulled up the levels on the faintest atmospheric structures in an effort to pull those into view. What do you think?

    As always, Enjoy!



    Jason Guenzel
    License: None (All rights reserved)


    The Sun - Atmospheric Detail, 


            Jason Guenzel

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