New Sunspot 1039 from the

new Solar Cycle 24

Uploaded 01/01/10


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This is my first attempt to shoot through the PST solar scope with our new DMK camera. The results were much better than I could see visually, and not only did I get the sunspot, a stunning prominence was just off the limb! From 300 frames best of 1000.

Instrument: Coronado PST solar scope Platform: Astrophysics 1200 QMD CCD Camera: DMK Exposure: 1/120 sec Filters: Halpha Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing FMHW = 5 arcsec, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 45F Processing: Registax, Photoshop HOME SCHMIDT GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS