Shot this video through my solar telescope. Those towers of churning plasma are over 30,000 miles tall!
I went to a local park yesterday, set up my solar telescope and tracked the sun for about an hour and a half in moderate seeing conditions, taking a picture every minute and a half or so, to produce 60 images. This is what’s called a prominence, or a cloud of hydrogen plasma floating over the surface of the sun, but anchored in place by magnetic fields. You can see even a common feature such as this is so dynamic. This region of the sun is called the chromosphere, and sits above the visible surface. While being less dense than the plasma in the photosphere, it can reach temperatures of 20,000 C or higher!
- Explore Scientific AR152
- Baader D-ERF energy rejection filter
- Daystar Quark Chromosphere
- CGX mount
- ASI174mm camera
This is so nice.