Sun in HAlpha / White Light With Lunt LS100THa / Stellarvue - Zeiss SV80s + Baader Wedge Uploaded 2/8/14 Weekend Report For the weekend of February 8, 2014

 Only hours before the large sunspot group AR1967 moved off the limb, I took these shots of the departing region. The spot was concluding its second traverse of the solar disk, and in two weeks, it could be back again coming onto the eastern limb ready for more flaring action!

Seeing was very poor and shakey. 1.5 / 5 today, with a front moving in later.

Images below are 800-1290 wide and non clickable


Full Disk with 80mm, the departing limb is on the right

Same scope, but with Hbeta filter instead of a Baader continuum filter as above which is a green colored filter, while Hbeta is blue.

5x view with the 80mm

Hydrogen Alpha Images with the Lunt 100:

Full disk with .5x Antares focal reducer


These close ups now are with a 3x barlow:

Instruments: Lunt LS100THa Halpha or Explore Scientific AR152 orSV80S with Zeiss Apochromat Platform: Astrophysics 1200 Camera: DMK 51 USB Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 2/5, Transparency 9/10 Outside Temperature: 52F Processing: Autostakkert 2, Photoshop CS2 Solar Home Page HOME SCHMIDT GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS