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Mike Ducak
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
02:45 pm

Equipment Details:

Telescope: Coronado PST
Mount: Synta AZ4
Camera: ZWO ASI224MC

Post-processing Details:

1000 frames captured with SharpCap
Aligned in PIPP
Best 50% stacked in Autostakkert!
Sharpened in Registax6
Colour balance adjusted in Photoshop

Image Details:

Went out for a quick peek at the sun and found this gigantic prominence, one of the largest and most intricate I've ever seen. Managed to get this quick capture during a break in the clouds.

Solar observing isn't for everyone, but I love how it can surprise you.