Solar Prominence Arching in Motion – Photos and Time Lapse


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Captured on the 25th of January, 2023, from Dark Sky® Alqueva region, Portugal, a high-resolution image and time lapse sequence features the chromosphere activity, revealing a an arching prominence trapped by magnetic strong forces. It’s possible to see a lot of interesting changes on its shape and a fast eruptive swirling below on the sun’s limb. We can also notice a lot of fine spicules surrounding the solar disc, while the chromosphere itself shows a slower motion. Conditions were good, so I’ve manage to make a time lapse of about 383 images. The final result is a 4K high resolution solar movie comprising around 2h20 minutes of photos.

PT: Captada a 25 de Janeiro de 2023, na região Dark Sky® Alqueva, Portugal, uma imagem de alta resolução e sequência time lapse mostra a actividade da cromosfera, revelando uma proeminência arqueada presa pelos fortes campos magnéticas. É possível ver muitas mudanças interessantes na sua forma e um rápido redemoinho eruptivo na região inferior do limbo solar. Também podemos notar muitas espículas finas ao redor do disco solar, enquanto a própria cromosfera mostra um movimento mais lento. As condições eram boas, por isso foi possível registar um time lapse de cerca de 383 imagens. O resultado final é um filme solar de alta resolução 4K com cerca de 2h22 minutos de fotos.


Above are a still shot presented in portrait version, intended to help conduct the reader attention to the most interesting parts of the image. Below is possible to watch the video time lapse sequence compiling 383 shots processed, each one as result of a stack of the best 200 frames from each raw video. The final result is a 4K high resolution time lapse movie comprising around 2h22 minutes.

PT: Acima está uma foto apresentada em uma versão retrato com o objetivo intencional de ajudar a conduzir a atenção do leitor para as partes mais interessantes da imagem. Em baixo é possível ver o vídeo time lapse compilando 383 captações processadas, cada uma como resultado de um stack dos melhores 200 frames de cada vídeo raw. O resultado final é um filme time lapse de alta resolução de 4K que condensa cerca de 2h22 minutos de imagens.


Technical details | Detalhes Técnicos

SW Esprit 120ED Professional | EQ-6 Pro mount | Daystar Quark Prominence filter| Player One Apollo-M Max |Focuser Sesto Senso 2 | 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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