North side astronomer captures solar flare | Weather
Mike Borman lives on Evansville's north side, but he trains his special camera on events 93 million miles away. On Saturday, March 10, while most Tri-Staters were enjoying a sunny afternoon, Mike had his camera trained on the sun. A giant solar flare was in progress and Mike captured some stunning pictures.
"I just so happened to be taking images of the Sun on Saturday when the flare occurred and I got some images of it." Borman said.
Attached are two images of sunspot 1429 taken through a hydrogen-alpha solar filter attached to my 4" refractor telescope."
"One picture is of the sunspot before the flare, and the other is of the sunspot during the flare. It was so bright, it oversaturated the chip in my camera. The third picture is of the entire Sun so that you can see it's size in comparison to the Sun's disk."
If you'd like to see more of Mike's work, check out his website:
Mike's Astronomy, Rocketry, & Weather Site: http://www.mborman.org
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