A Full Solar Disc Immersed in a Charming Light Featuring a Giant Tower of Plasma

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Captured on 30th August, 2022, at UT 11h20 from Dark Sky® Alqueva region, Portugal, a high-resolution mosaic of the Sun is featuring a very active chromosphere with an interesting dynamic rich in details. The group of sunspots AR13089 is visible in the inverted Ha center image, while at the right solar limb an incredible prominence is showing a tower of plasma more than a dozen of times taller than our planet Earth.

PT: Captada a 30 de Agosto de 2022, às 11h20 UT a partir da região do Dark Sky® Alqueva, Portugal, um mosaico de alta resolução do Sol apresenta uma cromosfera rica em detalhes e com uma grande dinâmica. O grupo de manchas solares AR13089 é visível no centro superior da imagem Ha invertida, enquanto à direita deste, o limbo solar exibia uma enornme proeminência na forma de uma torre de plasma que persistiui durante muitas horas e se elevou a uma altura de mais de uma dezena de vezes o diâmetro da Terra.



Above are two images presented as a coronograph in color and BW, intended to help conduct the reader attention to the most interesting parts of the image.

PT: Acima estão duas fotos apresentadas como um coronógrafo a cores e a preto e branco, com o objetivo intencional de ajudar a conduzir a atenção do leitor para as partes mais interessantes da imagem. 

Technical details | Detalhes Técnicos

William Optics 80ED | EQ-6 Pro mount | Daystar Quark  Prominences filter| Player One Apollo-M Max | Stack of 200 frames for each single image, captured in average seeing conditions from Dark Sky® Alqueva territory, Portugal.

Important Note | Nota Importante:  Never look and point a telescope or any other optical equipment directly to the sun without a proper and specialized safty filters! It can blind you forever.  PT: Nota Importante –  Nunca aponte um telescópio ou qualquer equipamento óptico directamente para o sol e observe através dele sem filtros especializados e seguros. Causará cegueira irreversível!



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