Sun in White Light and Calcium K With Explore Scientific AR152 + Lunt CaK filter or Baader Wedge Uploaded 11/1/15 Daily Report
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Lets start with prime focus, the lowest magnification my six inch gives. While I cant quite get the whole sun in on one shot, both halves can be seen here. East is to the left. The large drawn out sunspot is huge! I will see if it is visible with my eclipse glasses with no telescope.

On the west side of the disk, we have a very nice group on the right of smaller spots, and a tiny chain in the middle

2.5x barlow shots.

Seeing was just horrible. 1/5 at best. I didnt push it too much at first and stopped the six inch down to a 4 inch to clarify the image. Here is the big group close up:

I really liked the smaller group too, like a parallelagram.

And of course the tiny chain in the center of the Sun:

5x barlow shots

Seeing improved momentarily, and I pulled off the stop for the full six inches. This sunspot takes up the entire frame!

Some Calcium K shots

As you know, Calcium K is a wave band in the near Ultra Violet and is not visible to the eye. But it records some fantastic structures around the big sunspot:

And the smaller group near the limb really comes to life in Calcium:

Instruments: ES AR152 + Baader Wedge Platform: Astrophysics 1200 Camera: DMK 51 Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 1/5, Transparency 9/10 Outside Temperature: 55F Processing: Registax 6, Photoshop CS2 Solar Home Page HOME SCHMIDT GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS