Shot July 24th, 2014 from my back garden, this sequence was no easy feat to achieve, not simply because I am photographing our local star, but because strong gusts of wind and clouds did their best to obliterate frame after frame of footage.

Indeed, seeing conditions were far from ideal, but despite this, I had to give my first attempt at imaging the fascinating movements of the Suns chromosphere in Hydrogen Alpha (Ha).

Admittedly the image shifts between sharp and blurry very frequently, but dramatic movements are easily spotted, the more subtle motions, may need a few repeat watches.

All 186 frames where created from 10 second long videos, spaced 20 seconds apart. Each video was 350MB in size, around 660 frames. Needless to say, plenty of spare hard drive space is a requirement.

Equipment and Processing:
Coronado Solarmax II 60 BF10
Meade 2x Shorty Barlow
ASI120mm Camera

Registax: Image Stacking
Photoshop: Image Sharpening and Colour
IMGALT: Alignment (

Video and Imaging by Chris Kennedy

Music by Approaching Nirvana
Song: Mount Olympus
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