Sun in CaK / White Light With Explore Scientific AR152 + Lunt CaK filter and Baader Wedge Uploaded 12/20/16 Daily Report For Saturday, Feb 20th
Images below are 1024 wide and non clickable


Lets start with prime focus, we can see two main groups and several smaller pores.


With the 5x Powermate the larger group has good detail, despite the very scrambled seeing today.


The solitary spot is detailed as well:


Now here are some Calcium K images of the same groups. To take these, a 1.5x telenegative amplifier is inserted in to the beam and then the Calcium filter array. This gives f/10 and great contrast, but fairly high magnification. But the main group seen here has some very bright almost flaring areas:


The solitary spot has the typical Calcium appearance of a dark rim around the penumbra:

Instruments: Explore Scientific AR152 Refractor Platform: Astrophysics 1200 Camera: DMK 51 Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 2/5, Transparency 9/10 Outside Temperature: 55F Processing: Registax 6, Photoshop CS2 Solar Home Page HOME SCHMIDT GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS