Sun in HAlpha With Lunt LS100THa Uploaded 5/10/15 Weekend Report For the weekend of May 10, 2015
Images below are 1290 wide and non clickable

 Hydrogen Alpha:

Lets begin with the Full disk, using the Antares focal reducer to fit the disk onto the chip:

Next, we block out the disk and increase the exposure to show the faint proms around the suns edges:

Next, we put in the Klee 3x  barlow, to zoom in on interesting features the disk.  First is the big sunspot group:

A few other interesting regions on the disk:

And here is the big spot group in the "Red Wing" of Halpha, which is about 3/4 angstrom off band. Look at all those white point like objects in and around the spot group. These are Ellerman Bombs, which are micro flares lasting about 3 minutes each.

And now we zoom in on a few of the more interesting proms on the limb:

Thats it for today!

Instruments: Lunt LS100THa Halpha Platform: Astrophysics 1200 Camera: DMK 51 USB Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 2/5, Transparency 9/10 Outside Temperature: 45F Processing: Autostakkert 2, Photoshop CS2 Solar Home Page HOME SCHMIDT GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS