Prominent Prominences


John W. O’Neal, II

Amherst, Ohio, USA

Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa w/B1200mm Blocking Filter.
0.5x focal reducer for full disk image. TeleVue 2.5x Powermate. Scope mounted on a Losmandy G-11 inside my Skyshed POD.
The Imaging Source CCD Camera.

I opened up my Skyshed POD Observatory to view the Sun and was surprised to see so many prominences outlining the solar disk. Although we are nearing solar maximum the Sun has been a little quiet of late, so I wasn’t expecting this. I took all the images and combined them into a collage to highlight the fact that all these features were present on the Sun on one day.