Archive for April, 2019

AR 2738 – April 15 and 16, 2019

Posted in ASTRO on April 16, 2019 by maxpho

A lovely large sunspot is evolving on the Sun these days, with currently B-class flares and a possible breakup. The views below show the spot in white light and H-alpha. Note the chromosphere in the animation as it stands above the photosphere.

Bresser 150mm achromat refractor, Quark Chromosphere for H-alpha, Lacerta Herschel prism for white light. ASI 174MM. Poor seeing as the Sun was about 35-40 degrees above horizon.

April 15:

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White light:

white light.jpg

April 16:

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Comparison of April 15 and 16 H-alpha views:

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Extreme Macrophotography – 2019 – Part II (April-June)

Posted in EXTREME macro on April 4, 2019 by maxpho

The second quarter has begun. New extreme macro shots will be posted here periodically. Many subjects await their turn 😉

Ant detail.jpg

Ant1.jpg

Ant head.jpg

Chrysididae1.jpg

Chrysididae2.jpg

Chrysididae3.jpg

Chrysididae4.jpg

Zerynthia polyxena1.jpg

Zerynthia polyxena eye.jpg

Zerynthia polyxena scales.jpg

Many pixels.jpg

Syrphidae2.jpg

Syrphidae3.jpg

Salticidae1.jpg

Salticidae3.jpg

Salticidae2.jpg

Salticidae2BW.jpg

Syrphidae4.jpg

Papilio machaon.jpg

Lycosa.jpg

yello wasp.jpg

yellow wasp2.jpg

Mosquito.jpg

Chino1.jpg

Stauropusfagieggs.jpg

Endromiseggs.jpg

FlyheadBW.jpg

Dorcadionbilineatum.jpg

DorcadionbilineatumBW.jpg

Human face.jpg

Pyrrhocoris apterus.jpg

small fly.jpg

small fly2.jpg

mayfly.jpg

Some flies.jpg

Formica p 1.jpg

Formica p 1bw.jpg

Pmnemossyne.jpg

Pmnemossyne2.jpg

Harpyia milhauseri.jpg