Sun in CaK / White Light With Stellarvue SV80s + Lunt CaK filter or Baader Wedge Uploaded 12/03/12 Daily Report For Sunday, January 29th, 2017
 Seeing was so bad today, the edge of the Sun was like a sawtooth blade. None the less, I was interested in trying out the new Besser mount with the SV80 for some solar astro imaging. I set up on the balcony, and took both white light with the Baader Herschel wedge, and some calcium full disks with the Lunt B600 filter. Here are shots of the Sun today with its diminutive spots, and the new mount!
Images below are 800 wide and non clickable


The full disk at prime focus of the 80mm Stellarvue/Zeiss APO:


Next, I put in the 2.5x Televue Powermate. The blur from the seeing was TWICE the size of the Sunspots:


Calcium K shot with the B600 at prime focus:


Finally, a shot of the set up on the balcony, with the new Besser EXOS-2 Mount:

Instruments: SV80S with Zeiss Apochromat Platform: Astrophysics 1200 Camera: DMK 51 - 1600 x 1200 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