Sun in HAlpha With Lunt LS100THa Uploaded 7/9/17 Daily Report For Sunday, July 9, 2017
Images below are 1290 wide and non clickable


Lets start with the full disk, taken with a .5x Antares focal reducer:

And now a longer exposure of the proms around the edges of the disk. The main overexposed disk is blocked out to make proms easier to see.

Now the seeing was only 2/5 so I was hesitant to try the 3x Klee barlow:

Here is the sunspot with only mild flaring:

After a few minutes, a huge set of flares erupted!

Now the same field in the Red Wing of Halpha which shows the view much like white light, but now you can see the pinpoints of bright light around the spot called Ellerman bombs, which are micro flares that accompany active regions. They last about 2 mins.

And the Prom at 3x:

Instruments: Lunt LS100THa Halpha Platform: Astrophysics 1200 Camera: DMK 51 Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 2/5, Transparency 6/10 Outside Temperature: 75F Processing: Registax 6, Photoshop CS2 Solar Home Page HOME SCHMIDT GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS