Solar Prominences

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Bas van Beek

The Netherlands

Coronado Solarmax 60 mm BF10
Telescope 4 inch Tele Vue refractor
Mount EQ6
Camera DMK21 with laptop.
Time

After coming home from work I decided to take a quick look at the sun through my solar H-alpha telescope. I have not seen anything like this during my solar observing in H-alpha light in all the 13 years doing this. So I ran back into the house to crab my DMK 21 webcam and laptop and make some short movies to stack them later. I only had about 10 minutes before the sun would disapear behind the roof of my house from my observatory in the garden. While shooting this spectacular phenomenon I alarmed all my Facebook friends on European Solar Zone to run outside with their H-alpha telescope and watch this spectacular wonder of nature. It only lasted for 30 minutes before fading away.

2013-06-04T00:00:00

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