Corona passing behind Empire State Building

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Corona passing behind Empire State Building

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Yesterday was a relatively clear day, and the Sun was at about the right height, so I lugged my coronagraph and mount and camera on the subway to West 34th St and 12th Avenue (the Hudson River) to image the solar corona behind the Empire State Building. Here is my first attempt at processing. I hope to improve it. I have lots of shots, but this one captured the corona just passing behind the building and the light refracted through the 102nd floor observation deck's plate glass windows. It was taken at 8:37am on November 2, 2023. The coronal streamers were confirmed by the Solar Dynamics Observatory 211A image, as well as by turning the filter oven off later on and seeing the streamers disappear off band.

It proves that even from a sea-level city on a good but not perfect day, you can get the corona with amateur equipment.

I will post later with better versions.

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This is absolutely fabulous George :bow :hamster:

This is very novel indeed. You wouldn't get a silhouette without the corona being there :bow
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Thanks, Alexandra! Let me admit that much of the grey light is light scattered in the atmosphere, mixed in with actual corona. The streamers are the part that are clearly only corona.

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That is quite amazing! Even more amazing is your dedication for lugging your equipment on a NYC subway!!!

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Nice one George


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Here is a shot with better processing, and it shows where on the Empire State Building the camera was pointing.

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Very nice George. Keep these coming. Ameteur coronagraphy is not exactly common!

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Absolutelty stunningly remarkable! thanks George!


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Awesome 👏 A lovely, unique view.

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