Sun in CaK / White Light With Explore Scientific AR152 Refractor + Lunt CaK filter or Baader Wedge Uploaded 4/20/17 Daily Report For Thursday, April 20, 2017
 After weeks of a totally blank solar disk, a new group has emerged on the limb. In calcium light the supergranulation cells are fantastic! Seeing was terrible - only 1.5/5 seeing. By stacking the best 25/1600 frames I was able to get some details.
Images below are 1024 wide and non clickable


Lets start with the prime focus shot with the six inch and Herschel wedge:

Here is with the 5x Televue powermate at 5 meters focal length:

The other limb (following) has significant faculae as well:

Calcium K image with the six inch stopped to 4 inches, and Baader B600 and 1.5x barlow:

Faculae on other limb:

Instruments: Explore Scientific AR152 Platform: Astrophysics 1200 Camera: DMK 51 (1600 x 1200) Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 1.5/5, Transparency 4/10 Outside Temperature: 55F Processing: Autostakkert 2, Registax 6, Photoshop CS2 Solar Home Page HOME SCHMIDT GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS