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Solar Photo Gallery

Here are a number of solar photographs obtained by AAVSO solar observers over many years.  Thanks to all of the photographers for sharing their images with us!

 

 

Whole Disk Images

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Figure Name Time Description Equipment
1 Ed L. Reed
(ELR)
August 2, 2002   see image
2 '' August 3, 2002   see image
3 '' October 11, 2002   see image
4 '' October 19, 2002   see image
5 Michel Lerman
(LERM)
September 2002   Made at the focus of a 102mm APO refractor equipped with a Baader AstroSolar filter. An Olympus OM1 camera with a 2x multiplier and green no. 56 and UV filters was used. The 1/125 sec. exposure was made on Kodak T Max 100 film.
6 Laurent Corp
(CLZ)
March 11, 2003
refractor 60/900 + filter 1000oaks 3+ and film kodak 200 iso
7 " May 27, 2003   Taken by Laurent Corp (CLZ) with 2.4 inch refractor equipped with Thousand Oaks filter and OM-1 camera loaded with Iso 200 Kodak film
8 " May 28, 2003   "
9 " May 29, 2003   "
10 Karen McCurdy
and Steve Luker
between 2030 and 2100 UT on October 30, 03.   StarHOC 80mm refractor with a white light mylar solar filter Sony MVC-FD95 digital camera.
11 Willian Souza October 25, 2003 17:00 UT   see image
12 Monty Leventhal June 21, 2004   see image
13 " January 17, 2005   see image
14 J. Alonso (AJV)
  Composite of images taken over the course of the recent solar eclipse. All images except the lower left (green one) were taken with the aid of an HP digital camera on October 3, 2005 that was attached to a 90/1000 mm refractor equipped with a mylar filter. The lower left image, also made on October 3, was made with the aid of a helioscope.
15 Gerald Dyck (DGP) September 13, 2005 sunspot group number 10808 H-alpha filter
16 " June 8, 2004 Transit of Venus at prime focus of 5" refractor with glass filter

 

 

Limb and Prominence Images

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Figure Name Date Description Equipment
1 Ed L. Reed (ELR) August 2, 2002 see image see image
2 " August 2, 2002 see image see image
3 " August 2, 2002 see image see image
4 " August 3, 2002 see image see image
5 " August 3, 2002 see image see image
6 " August 12, 2002 see image see image
7 " December 21, 2002 see image see image
8 " January 1, 2003 see image see image
9 " January 3, 2003 see image see image
10 " January 22, 2003 see image see image
11 Jamey Jenkins
(JENJ)
September 5, 2002 West Limb 125 mm f/18 refractor, stopped down to 62mm, a 25mm Orthoscopic and 10 Angstrom H-alpha filter; Nikon digital camera.
12 '' April 13, 2005 2005 see image see image
13 Monty Leventhal
(LEVM)
November 11, 2002 see image see image
14 '' December 6, 2002 see image see image
15 '' December 26, 2002 see image see image
16 '' January 8, 2003 see image see image
17 '' January 17, 2003 see image see image
18 '' April 7, 2003 see image see image
19 '' May 31, 2003 see image see image
20 '' September 14, 2003 see image see image
21 '' November 1, 2003 see image see image
22 '' January 21, 2004 see image see image
23 '' February 27, 2004 see image see image
24 '' December 16, 2004 see image see image
25 '' February 10, 2005 see image see image
26 '' March 24, 2005 see image see image
27 '' September 6, 2005 see image see image
28 Gerald Dyck (DGP) September 29, 2001 "Two Trees" at prime focus of 4" refractor with Lumicon H-alpha filter

 

Sunspot Images

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Figure Name Date Equipment
1 Jamey Jenkins (JENJ) July 20, 2004 see photo
2 " " see photo
3 " " see photo
4 " " see photo
5 " " see photo
6 Gema Araujo
(ARAG)
July 2004 see photo
7 " Augist 2004 see photo
8 Laurent Corp
(CLZ)
July 2004 see photo
9 " July 2004 see photo
10 " January 15, 2005 see photo
11 " January 15, 2005 see photo
12 " November 19, 2005 see photo
13 Javier Ruiz Fernandez (FERJ) January 13, 2005 Baader + T-210/1205mm + Barlow 2x + Philips ToUcam Pro
14 " January 14, 2005 "
15 " January 15, 2005 "
16 " January 16, 2005 "
17 " January 17, 2005 "
18 " September 12-16, 2005 Baader Astrosolar + T-210/1210mm + Barlow 3x + filter #47 + ToUcam

 

 

Flare Images

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Large Flare
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Figure Name Time Description Equipment

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Jean Dragesco (DRAJ) March 26, 2001 1310UT Close-up of very large flare near limb Photo taken at 1/200 sec. using 2415 film with the following equipment configuration: 127 mm refractor; 116 mm rejection Schott filter; Astro-Physics telecentric converter, F/D=28; Day-Star H-alpha 0.5A University filter.
2 '' March 30, 2001 1110UT Close-up of smaller flares on giant spot group. Note flare near middle of largest spot. ''
3 '' March 30, 2001 1150UT Very large flare and several smaller flares associated with largest spot group. ''
4 Ed L. Reed (ELR) August 19, 2001 1634UT 0.10 sec 010819eha AR9585 and filament  N up, W right STV Video, 8" f/6.3, 60mm off axis aperture, unbinned Coronado 0.7A filter
5 '' August 19, 2001 1643UT, 0.010 sec 010819fha AR9580,9582  N up, W right STV Video, 8" f/6.3, 60mm off axis aperture, binned 2x2 Coronado 0.7A filter
6 '' September 7, 2001 1941UT 0.005 sec 010907haa AR9610  N up, W right STV Video, 8" f/6.3, 60mm off axis aperture, unbinned  Coronado 0.7A filter
7 '' September 29, 2001 2023UT 0.005sec 010929haa AR 9628, 9632  N up, E right ''
8 '' September 29, 2001 2036UT 0.005sec 010929hac Filament SE Corner  N up, E right STV Video, 8" f/6.3, 60mm off axis aperture, binned 2x2  Coronado 0.7A filter
9 '' September 29, 2001 2048UT 0.005 sec 010929hae AR 9636  N up, E right ''
10 '' October 16, 2001 1935UT 0.003 sec AR 9661 with filaments, plage and flare see image
11 '' May 29, 2002 see image see image
12 Monty Leventhal
(LEVM)
October 19, 2003 see image see image
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