Solar Chromosphere Photography
Jim Ferreira, Livermore CA   bakerst@comcast.net


flare and surge, AR11762, 02 June 2013
C1.8 flare and surge time lapse movie
A minor C class flare in AR11762 on 02 June 2013 resulted in a series of surges reaching out some 45,000 kms.
Seeing was poor with passing high clouds, but this animation made up of -0.5A blue-wing filtergrams clearly shows
the extensive surge activity over 18 minutes.  Several Ellerman Bombs can also be seen to brighten, then fade.

post flare loops over AR11719
Post flare loops as absorption features over AR11719


erupting filament time-lapse animation
Erupting filament in AR11696, 17 March 2013

flare and surge in AR11698
Small flare with resulting surge in AR11698, 16 March 2013
-0.5A H-alpha filtergrams


Very active filament between AR11536 and AR11532, H-alpha @ -0.5 Angstrom


Animation of active region filament in AR11530, 90 minutes time-lapse, -0.5A H-alpha filtergrams


AR11520, AR11521, AR11519, looping filament and Ellerman bombs, 15 July 2012


H-alpha CWL time-lapse animation of M1.8 class solar flare in AR11513, 04 July 2012


Active region AR11515, Ellerman bombs, 03-04 July 2012

filament eruption
Filament eruption -0.5A H-alpha time-lapse animation, AR11498, 09 June 2012


Filament eruption sequence, -0.5A H-alpha filtergrams, AR11498, 09 June 2012


Partial solar eclipse, limb of moon passing over sunspots in AR11484, 20 May 2012


Active region filament over spotless AR11451, -0.5A H-alpha filtergrams


Post flare loops as absorption features over AR11429 1.5 hours after M8.4 class solar flare - remnant of southern flare ribbon can still be seen.


Vertical jet-like structure in AR11429 spot cluster, 03 March 2012.  The bright jets are likely surges produced by small sub-flares that are clearly visible at  their bases.
AR11429 was putting on a show before even rounding the eastern limb into view with an X-class flare.  Since then there have been daily flaring associated with the
spots and plage, C, M and X class flares.


Ellerman Bombs in AR11429 and neighboring Emerging Flux Region, -0.5 Angstrom blue wing H-alpha filtergram


Small flare on edge of emerging flux region AR11422 produces small surge prominence and erupting filaments, AR11422, 19 Feb. 2012


Ellerman Bombs around sunspot in AR11410 and emerging flux region eventually designated AR11413, Daystar ION filter


AR11302 sunspots and flare

Flare ribbon, bright spray and surge prominence in AR11302


Sunspot with light bridge and pores in AR11289, and emerging active region to far right.  The 0.8A Daystar filter is intended pretty exclusively
for solar prominence photography, however, these photos demonstrate that chromospheric features on the disk can be imaged as well.
Center wavelength 6563A, -0.5A [blue wing] and +0.5A [red wing]







Equipment:  Lunt LS50F filter on a 400mm FL ED refractor used primarily for full disk viewing and imaging.  Daystar ION 0.8 Angstrom
filter with 100mm aperture energy rejection filter on a 102ED f/7 refractor with 4x telecentric -- system operates at f/28.  Cameras;
DMK21 and DMK41 digital video cameras for live viewing and imaging, and Watec analog video camera primarily for full disk viewing.


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