Sun in HAlpha With Lunt LS100THa Uploaded 10/7/16 Daily Report For Friday, October 7 2016
 Seeing was not great today, seething and boiling to a poor 2/5 at best. Takeing lots of frames, I was able to get a few good shots of the very nice active regions. At the end Ive added a few daytime shots with the 10 inch of a star and planet in a deep blue sky!
Images below are 1290 wide and non clickable


Lets start with the full disk Halpha shot. there are quite a few very nice areas now on the disk.

The prom shot is here. To take this, I change the gamma from 40 to 150 and expose much longer to get the dim proms.

Some 3x barlow shots now. This has to be one of the most interesting areas on the disk Ive seen in months!

A smaller group on the limb.

Look at the filaments in this behemoth!

No spot here, but a contorted region of magnetic flux.

Now for some 3x prom shots. Again, seeing was so-so.

Second shot of three:

This one looks like a wave breaking:

And now for some very special shots. This is a shot of one of the active regions in the Red Wing of Halpha. Look at those tiny white points around the spot, those are Ellerman bombs. (microflares)

This one wasnt so bad either, and had a few too:

And now for some shots with the 10 inch. When I finished shooting the Sun, I set the circles on the suns coordinates. Then panned over to Arcturus, a bright first magnitude star. This is the shot with the DBK41 camera, a color camera with a 1290 x 960 chip. Gives about half a degree with the 10 inch.

Then dialed up Mercury, very close to the sun and at an 80 percent phase. This is prime focus.

Next, I popped in the IR pass filter and 2.5x barlow for this close up. This camera passes IR up to 1 micron, so its great for all types of imaging. I got this camera primarly for night imaging of planets and spectroscopy.

Instruments: Lunt LS100THa Halpha + 10 inch f/3.9 planets Platform: Astrophysics 1200 Camera: DMK 51 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