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01-03-2011, 12:39 AM
This is a pretty amazing video....
01-03-2011, 12:44 AM
and another view of the same event....
01-03-2011, 05:55 AM
That looks like a massive spew!!!!
with a bit of imagination!!!!
Great shot though!
01-03-2011, 10:11 AM
is it possible to see a solar flare in a telescope? if so what telescope?
05-03-2011, 07:38 PM
Hi Mark - yes you can but never look at the Sun directly - you need equipment!
You can absolutely see flares and prominences and ejections - a Hydrogen Alpha scope will do the job - a specialised filter that let's light at the red end of the spectrum into the eye piece.
It allows you to see the upper atmosphere of the Sun - the Chromosphere where all these good things are visible.
Some sites to visit
My site has images taken with Ha scopes - -have a look - there are plenty of images taken by small Ha scopes that are awesome.
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