Daytime shots of the

Sun, Venus, Jupiter, Mars, and Regulus

September 21, 2015

Uploaded 9/21/15

A rare clear morning during our September monsoon, and in a deep blue sky I imaged not only the Sun, but some daytime planets as well. Contrast is lower this time of year due to tons of atmospheric moisture, however I think the results are encouraging. Solar shots are either prime focus or 2.5x barlow due to very poor (1.5 / 5) seeing and the planets are all prime focus.
 Below: Solar disk, prime focus two part panorama:

 Below:  2.5x barlow shots:

 Below: Venus Prime focus near Zenith:

 Below:  Jupiter, much closer to the Sun!

 Below:  Mars, very tiny disk - half way from Jupiter to Venus:

 Below:  The star Regulus, only 2 degrees from Mars:

 I tried to get Mercury, but it was still in the trees rising at 9am.
Instrument: AR152 Explore Scientific 6" f/6.5 Baader Herschel Wedge Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 CCD Camera: Image Source DMK 51AU03.AS Filter: Continuum Filter + Baader IR/UV blocker Exposure: 1/60 sec 15fps Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 1.5/5, Transparency 6/10 Outside Temperature: 75F