Sun in HAlpha With Lunt LS100THa Uploaded 12/8/16 Daily Report For Thursday, December 8th
 The Sun is becoming more blank each month, and as we approach a still distant solar minimum - which may be one of the deepest in recorded history - we can still see an occasional sunspot and prom. Today we had a nice small group on the limb, and a large reptile shaped prom hovering on the same limb as well.
Images below are 1290 wide and non clickable

Lets start with the full disk, with the .5x Antares focal reducer. The nearly blank disk has one active group, and a filament seen dimly above it.

The view however improves is we increase the gamma to 150 and brighten up the scene a bit. The large iguana prom is on the right side.

View with 3x Klee barlow shows nice detail on the active region, despite the poor seeing of 1.5/5.

In the Red Wing of Halpha, we can also see a few Ellerman bombs around the spot as tiny white points. These are micro flares.

3x view of the big prom!

Instruments: Lunt LS100THa Halpha Platform: Astrophysics 1200 Camera: DMK 51 Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 1.5/5, Transparency 9/10 Outside Temperature: 35F Processing: Registax 6, Photoshop CS2 Solar Home Page HOME SCHMIDT GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS