Contains:  Solar system body or event
Solar Active Region - AR12779, 


            Jason Guenzel

Solar Active Region - AR12779

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific AR152 Achromatic Refractor

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI174MM-Cool

Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX

Software: PixInsight  ·  Autostakkert!3  ·  firecapture  ·  Adobe Photoshop

Filters: Daystar Quark Chromosphere

Date: Oct. 31, 2020

Time: 13:22

Frames: 1250

FPS: 128.00000

Resolution: 1080x1080

Data source: Backyard


This sunspot group rumbled across the face of the Sun all last week. I got one final peek at it on Saturday as it rounded the corner and turned out of view.

These active regions are a result of the twisted magnetic field interacting with the hydrogen plasma. That interaction is visible as these plasma “fingers” point every-which-way like a matted nuclear shag rug.

After a long hiatus, I’m back to shooting the the big ball of energy that is our local star. It’s great to have such a dynamic target. The Sun will become even more photogenic as we move into the new solar cycle of activity.