Sun in Calcuim K Light With Lunt 60mm CaK Uploaded 10/1/11
 This huge 15 part montage was the sun at around 9am this morning. The huge spot group on the right is AR1302, followed by AR1305 near the center of the disk. Both have been flaring at an astounding rate as the solar maximum approaches its peak in two years. This is significant, because solar flares of the largest type "X" occur not at the peak, but in a window 2 years before and 2 years after. Thats now. The original image was over 3500 wide, and is reduced to three manageable sizes here.

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Instrument: Coronado 40mm Halpha or Lunt 60mm CaK Platform: Astrophysics 1200 Camera: DMK 3U (1024x768) Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 6/10, Transparency 9/10 Outside Temperature: 75F Processing: Registax 6, Photoshop CS2 Solar Home Page HOME SCHMIDT GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS