The large Sunspot AR1560 dominates the Sun on September 1st, 2012. This image is a panorama of 11 videos taken with a CCD/video camera (Image Source DMK21AU), a Lunt Solar Wedge and a Stellarvue 105 Triplet APO refractor. A Telvue 4X Powermate with 2" Baader Solar Continuum filter was inserted into the wedge. This was followed by the Image Source DMK21AU video camera with a UR/IR filter inserted into the nose piece. Eleven video images were obtained of the Sunspot and the area around it. Later on, each video sample was stacked into a Tiff image using Autostakkert 2 with 3X drizzle. Following this, all eleven images were merged into a panorama using Photoshop's photomerge function. This was followed by some curve and level adjustments in Photoshop. False color was then added to the originally black and white image.
|Exposure:||1/60 sec, at 30 fps, 1 minute|
|Filter:||Baader SC, uv/ir block|
|Location:||High Bridge, NJ|
|Processing:||Autostakkert 2, CS2|