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David Hoskin
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
09:30 am

Equipment Details:

Lunt 40mm Ha solar telescope, ZWO ASI290MM camera plus GSO 2.5x Barlow, SkyWatcher EQ6R mount

Post-processing Details:

Best 15% of frames were stacked using AutoStakkert, sharpening and levels adjustment with IMPPG, Photoshop and PhotoScape X were used to add false color and make final adjustments to the image.

Image Details:

This morning I captured this image of a very long filament transitioning into a prominence (a filaprom) on the western limb of our nearest star. This is one thick wall of plasma! The image is inverted to give the filaprom more of a 3 dimensional look. Sunspot group AR3038 (lower right), which will soon rotate out of view, is also visible.