Sun in HAlpha / White Light With Lunt LS100THa / Stellarvue - Zeiss SV80s + Baader Wedge Uploaded 4/24/12 Weekend Report For the weekend of February 21-22, 2012
 The number of big sunspots with plenty of fine detail this weekend was astounding. I have never seen such a crowded disk, and this is a good sign signaling the return of a higher solar activity! Seeing was not great - around 2/5 for these images however with plenty of frames the software was able to capture a few lucky moments in sharpness seen here.
Images below are 800-1290 wide and non clickable


Lets start with a full disk shot with the 80mm at prime focus:

Now on to some 5x barlow close ups with the 80mm

With the AR152 stopped to 4 inches:

Saturday image - PST


Hydrogen Alpha images - Lunt 100

full disk with the Antares focal reducer and DMK51

Now with the 2.5x barlow and Lunt 100

Instruments: Lunt LS100THa Halpha or Explore Scientific AR152 orSV80S with Zeiss Apochromat Platform: Astrophysics 1200 Camera: DMK 51 USB Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 2/5, Transparency 10/10 Outside Temperature: 52F Processing: Autostakkert 2, Photoshop CS2 Solar Home Page HOME SCHMIDT GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS