Taken with the
Explore Scientific AR152 (six inch) refractor, Baader Herschel
Wedge, and Continuum + IR/UV block filters. Taken in the morning
before the eclipse started
the huge sunspot, AR2192.
- You can see the large spot already has somelight bridges across
the umbra, a sign that its break up is in progress.
is a 2 part panorama showing the detail of the giant sunspot,
using the 5x Barlow to zoom in with over 5 meters focal length:
a few more sunspots around the disk, all of these are much smaller!
we shot some Calcium K images with the same instrument. For this,
we have a special Lunt filter which isolates this narrow ultraviolet
details around the spots in calcium light are astounding:
we go with the Hydrogen Alpha wavelengths, using the Lunt 4 inch
also piggybacked on the 12 inch tube. Here is the full disk,
note also the huge filament on the left side:
for some 3x Klee Barlow views:
is a shot in the red wing of Halpha to show the bright points
called Ellermann Bombs. To do this, we de tune the Lunt off Halpha
about 3/4 of an Angstrom:
up at 2:30pm for the partial solar eclipse on the balcony on
the back of the house:
does some eclipse observations:
3:38 the maximum was 44% and I took this pair, the first one
is white light with the SV80, and the second one is in Calcium
it for today!