Sunday, August 5, 2012

Huge Filament


The Yahoo PST group tipped me off about this huge filament.  One of the members estimated it is about 800,000 km in length--that's over twice the distance from the earth to the moon!  This is a stack of around 900 images, captured with a Microsoft Lifecam, stacked in Registax 6 and tweaked in Corel Paint Shop Pro X2 and Windows Gallery; tracking was equatorial and manual (slow motion).  Thanks to everyone in the PST and QCUIAG groups who has encouraged me to continue improving my pix; I think this is one of the best I have ever taken!