Active Sun, April 6th

The sun was active on April 6th with several large prominences easily visible with a hydrogen-alpha telescope. Visibility was enhanced by a particularly clear sky with wonderful transparency and good seeing. WAA member John Paladini, of Mahopac, captured one of them with his Lunt 60 mm Ha scope. Nearly the same time, down in Larchmont, Larry Faltz imaged the same feature, also through a Lunt  60mm. John's image had enough range to the sun's surface as well as the prominence, while Larry's was exposed for the prominence and so he used Photoshop to create a "coronograph" by blackening the otherwise overexposed solar disk.