Sun in CaK / White Light Stellarvue SV80s & ES AR152 + Lunt CaK filter and Baader Wedge Uploaded 12/30/15 Daily Report For Wednesday, Dec 30
 Seeing this week has been very bad, and today the wind has died down and we had better, but still poor seeing (1.5/5) for the morning solar shooting session. Today I used the two refractors for white light and Calcium K imaing with our DMK51 camera.
Images below are 1024 wide and non clickable


Lets start with the full disk with the 80mm:

With only one sunspot group, the close up was right on the limb at 5x - about 5 meters focal length. Seeing was not quite good enough to show clear granulation.

Lets now look in Calcium K light, the full disk Now back to the 80mm with the Lunt filter B600:

A bit more interesting with the plague visible. The close up with the AR152 was a study in really bad seeing!

Finally, a lone prom on the limb - washed out because my calcium filter has a lot of internal ghosting. But it is a nice arch!

Instruments: Lunt LS100THa Halpha or SV80S with Zeiss Apochromat Platform: Astrophysics 1200 Camera: DMK 3U (1024x768) Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 9/10 Outside Temperature: 45F Processing: Registax 6, Photoshop CS2 Solar Home Page HOME SCHMIDT GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS