Tag Archives: Sun

Sunspot AR 2297 Erupting with M-class flares

Yes!!! Solar Activity, Just what I needed, a Sea Turtle head or a #3 on the Sun!
Here is my shot of the Sun on 03-08-2015 a close-up of Erupting Sunspot 2297…I captured it from my backyard Observatory in Dayton, Ohio  with my Lunt 60mm/50F HA scope & QHY5IIL CCD Camera.

Emerging sunspot AR2297 has erupted again, producing its strongest flare yet: an M9-class explosion on March 7th at 22:22 UT. According to NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, it captured the extreme ultraviolet flash: and It ionized Earth’s Upper atmosphere causing radio Blackouts!!! I hope it keeps erupting for the next few weeks, as I will be in Alaska the rest of the Month for our Annual Aurora Photo Tour/Workshop!!!!

Best Regards,

John Chumack

www.galacticimages.com

 

A Gigantic Sunspot Group

Here is a Gigantic sized Sunspot,  as large as Jupiter.

I captured this image yesterday before the Partial Eclipse and clouds rolled in.

The Massive Sunspot AR2192  is now facing the Earth, here it is on 10-23-2014

According to NASA’s Space Weather…
Solar activity is very high. Since the beginning of the week, giant sunspot AR2192 has produced no less than 27 C-class solar flares, 9 M-class flares, and 2 X-flares.

Canon 6D DSLR & 6inch diameter Cave Astrola Newtonian telescope, Baader Solar Filter, ISO 400, 1/2000 sec from my backyard Observatory in Dayton, Ohio.

Best Regards,

John Chumack

www.galacticimages.com

Giant Sunspots in Hydrogen Alpha & White Light

Many Giant Sunspots on the Sun on 07-08-2014, no less than 11 Sunspots groups are now visible & they are still there today, with 70% chance of M Class flares & 15% chance of X-ray class Flares…One Flare just erupted out of another new spot coming around the eastern limb too! Here are my two shots late yesterday afternoon, one in Hydrogen Alpha Light with my Lunt Hydrogen Alpha telescope, DMK31AF04 Camera, 1/387 sec exp. and the White Light photo (6” Baader Film Filter) on a 6″ F8 Cave Reflector telescope, Canon Rebel Xsi, ISO 200, 1/1250 sec exposure.

Remember: You should Never Look at the Sun without proper Solar Filters, and NO a Pop Tart wrapper is not a safe filter!!!! LOL!!!

Always Buy your proper Solar filters from Astronomical /Solar Telescope dealers like Lunt Solar or Baader Planetarium, these are Approved Filters and are Safe for your Eyes & Cameras!

Best Regards,
John Chumack
www.galacticimages.com