Astrophoto: A Smokestack on the Sun by Monty Leventhal


This unusual prominence on the Sun looks like an exhaust-spewing smokestack. It was captured by noted Australian amateur astronomer Monty Leventhal on May 29, 2012. He used a Canon 600D camera with a Hydrogen-alpha filter and a Meade S.C. 10 inch telescope.

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One Reply to “Astrophoto: A Smokestack on the Sun by Monty Leventhal”

  1. Monty Leventhal… a name to remember!

    What I find particularly interesting is the overall tornado like shape of the ejection.. BANG with a SPIN!

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