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I haven't been on here for a few weeks, I had a lovely holiday, then a busy week back at work but I managed to scrape together a couple of solar viewing sessions at odd times and in between clouds to get a couple of images of this magnificent region.

First in my favourite white light (140mm refractor / Baader Herschel wedge + continuum filter / 5x powermate / DMK41

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2012 07 11 AR11520 5x false colour by Alexandra's Astronomy, on Flickr

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2012 07 11 AR11520 5x by Alexandra's Astronomy, on Flickr

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2012 07 11 AR11520 3x false colour by Alexandra's Astronomy, on Flickr

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2012 07 11 AR11520 3x by Alexandra's Astronomy, on Flickr

and in Hydrogen alpha (Solarscope SF-100 / 2x Barlow / DMK41)

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2012 07 14 AR11520 False colour by Alexandra's Astronomy, on Flickr

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2012 07 14 AR11520 MT b by Alexandra's Astronomy, on Flickr

Thanks for viewing,

Regards

Alexandra

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Hi,

Absolutely stunning. Makes my efforts look as though they have been viewed through the bottom of a jam jar.

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Thanks Kev and Robin :)

Robin, your pictures aren't that bad! you have a lovely set and a great website :) I think if you set your camera to monochrome you may get a improvement. Colour cameras really struggle with hydrogen alpha.

Alexandra

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They are so good it makes me feel like giving up solar imaging altogether and just look at Alexandra's. Very well done indeed

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Thank you for the kind comments :)

Sologuitarist/Richard - never say such things! everyone can produce wonderful pictures, it doesn't matter what they look like, if they were made by you then they are extra special :)

Alexandra

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Thanks Alexandra, your pictures are an inspiration to us all, keep posting these stunning images.

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Thanks Alexandra, your pictures are an inspiration to us all, keep posting these stunning images.

Yes they are and yes, please do.

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Hi Alexandra,

I am going to give monochrome a try next time we see the sun. Not sure of the best settings for a DFK31, I have ended up with monochrome images when I wanted colour by using the wrong combination of capture and codec settings. I think I will fiddle with it on a small scope in daylight to see what works best.

I am also on the look out for a DMK21, but that might have to wait a month or so.

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Hi Alexandra,

Glad you're back and I second DrRobin - your pictures are an inspiration.

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