The composite was created by combining a 1/1000 sec.
exposure for the disk details, and a 1/250 sec. exposure
for the prominences, both shot on Kodak Elite
II 100 slide film. A Nikon N5005 body with a
Televue 2X "Big Barlow" was used. The filter
used was a Solarscope 50mm 0.7 Angstrom H-alpha filter
mounted on a Borg 76 Achromat refractor.
was placed ahead of the Solarscope
blocking filter to increase the system focal length.
Since H-alpha light is a pure red, which is hard to see
on a monitor, the red channel was copied into the green
channel and mixed to create an easier-to-see false-color
image. All processing was done in Photoshop.