Sun in Calcuim K Light
With Lunt 60mm CaK
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. |
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
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