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Double-Loop Solar Prominence by Daniel Brousseau

Double-Loop Solar Prominence by Daniel Brousseau

Despite solar minimum lying just a few years off, the Sun was very active in early September. It sported several large sunspot complexes, generated auroral displays and even kicked out a powerful X-class flare on the 6th. Designated AR12673, the sunspot group responsible for the flare is positioned on the Sun’s limb and sprouting a double-loop prominence in this H-alpha image.

This striking photo was captured by Sherbrooke, Quebec, imager Daniel Brousseau on September 10, 2017. Daniel used a Sky-Watcher 120ED refractor telescope, ZWO ASI174 monochrome imaging camera and Daystar Instruments QUARK H-alpha filter “eyepiece” (chromosphere model).

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3 comments on “Photo of the Week
  1. Brian Colville says:

    Excellent image Daniel!!!

    Brian

  2. Brian Allan says:

    Fabulous Ha solar image!

  3. Suzanne Jones says:

    My thanks to Daniel Brousseau for sharing his amazing photo of the sun’s double loop prominence. I know a picture is great when after “Wow”…, my second response is “I wish I had taken that!”

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