Sun in HAlpha With Lunt LS100THa Uploaded 5/21/12 Weekend Report For the weekend of May 20, 2012

 For this weekends Annualar eclipse, we headed up to Page, right on the center line for totality. We brought our cameras, telescopes and plenty of rations and found a nice "quiet" butte west of the town of Page, several miles out. After setting up, the forest service arrived, then bus loads of visitors, eclipse watchers and then dozens of amateur astronomers fully equipt to watch the eclipse! Little did we know at the time our quiet location was the hot bed for State Park major event, and what a carnival it ended up being. We all had a great time, the sky was totally clear, cloud free and dry. Here are a few quick images processed the next day that highlight the event...

Many more to come in a more complete write up, stay tuned!

Images below are 800-1290 wide and non clickable

 The "Ring of Fire" at totality with the Lunt 100:

And here is a long series of exposures with the DSLR combined into one seamless sequence of the entire event:

Instruments: Lunt LS100THa Halpha or Canon 17-40mm @17mm Platform: Televue GEM Camera: DMK 51 USB, Canon XTi Hutech Modified Location: Page, Arizona Elevation: 6500 ft. Sky: Seeing 1/5, Transparency 6/10 Outside Temperature: 80F Processing: Autostakkert 2, Photoshop CS2 Solar Home Page HOME SCHMIDT GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS