Morning solar roundup - 7-30-12

CN forum member jpb30 posted some impressive images.

"Hello  

fews imags taken the july 29 with the AP155,very nice activity on the limb with big proms very bad seeing here: 

http://jp-brahic.chez-alice.fr/soleil280712.htm

JP"

Alan S. Posted some nice White light full disc images - and labelled the groups for us.

Lost Pleiad Observatory  29 July 2012 1528 UT  TEC 140 APO/Lunt Herschel Prism  Canon T2i 1/4000 sec ISO 100

Lost Pleiad Observatory

29 July 2012 1528 UT

TEC 140 APO/Lunt Herschel Prism

Canon T2i 1/4000 sec ISO 100

Warren Spreng returned with a full disc Ha Mosaic

"I'm waiting for a shorter nosepiece for my DMK31 to use my FR, so I did a quick mosaic of the full disk from this morning. Not much in proms but the surface had a lot of interesting areas going on! Made from two 300 frame AVI's stacked in Registax and processed in PS CS4."

"I'm waiting for a shorter nosepiece for my DMK31 to use my FR, so I did a quick mosaic of the full disk from this morning. Not much in proms but the surface had a lot of interesting areas going on! Made from two 300 frame AVI's stacked in Registax and processed in PS CS4."

Lots of full disc images today - Alan Friedman put up a very nice hi-res image - make sure to click through to his full size version!!

"  A work in progress - proms to be added. This is a made from a single movie... 300 frames from my 6MP Grasshopper Express, 90mm Coronado filter on a 92mm refractor with 2X Powermate. Focal length 900mm.   thanks for looking!  Alan"

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A work in progress - proms to be added. This is a made from a single movie... 300 frames from my 6MP Grasshopper Express, 90mm Coronado filter on a 92mm refractor with 2X Powermate. Focal length 900mm. 

thanks for looking!

Alan"

Goran Strand posted some first light images from his new LS80T.

"  Today I finally was able to get first light with my new Lunt. I made a mosaic with my DMK31 camera. The bottom picture is a mosaic using my 2.5x Powermate for a total focal length of 1400mm. First impressions is very good, I really love the details I'm getting from this scope, and the views through my bino is phenomenal."

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Today I finally was able to get first light with my new Lunt. I made a mosaic with my DMK31 camera. The bottom picture is a mosaic using my 2.5x Powermate for a total focal length of 1400mm. First impressions is very good, I really love the details I'm getting from this scope, and the views through my bino is phenomenal."

Todays Highlights - 7-29-12

Alessandro Bianconi posted some amazing Hi-Res white light images taken with his C14.  This one in particular seems to jump off the page with its 3D feel:

NOOA1532 with UV Baader Filter and AS3.8

NOOA1532 with UV Baader Filter and AS3.8

Jesus Munoz posted several images, but his image of the prominence was quite striking:

"..prominence was taken SS and at 1250mm FL. Chameleon camera.           Thanks   Jesús"

"..prominence was taken SS and at 1250mm FL. Chameleon camera.

Thanks

Jesús"

Mikael Johannesen - 17 Image Mosaic - full disc.

Hydrogen Alpha: Lunt 60mm Solartelescope + Lunt 50mm front filter for double stack. Extra equipment: 0.5x focal reducer, 1.5x barlow, 2.5x Powermate Camera: DMK31AU03 USB Mono Recording: 1500 frames @ 30 fps captured for each AVI. 20% used for final stacking.       Full Resolution:   http://www.coolcat.dk/images/astro_solar/2012/2012_07_24/2012_07_24_Sun_Ha_DS_15x_Mosaic_Alternative.jpg

Hydrogen Alpha: Lunt 60mm Solartelescope + Lunt 50mm front filter for double stack.
Extra equipment: 0.5x focal reducer, 1.5x barlow, 2.5x Powermate
Camera: DMK31AU03 USB Mono
Recording: 1500 frames @ 30 fps captured for each AVI. 20% used for final stacking.

Full Resolution:

http://www.coolcat.dk/images/astro_solar/2012/2012_07_24/2012_07_24_Sun_Ha_DS_15x_Mosaic_Alternative.jpg

Some more images of the triple proms..

Wes Higgins - Prominence Parade 7-28-12

Lunt LS100, 1200mm focal length, PGR Grasshopper Express camera.

Lunt LS100, 1200mm focal length, PGR Grasshopper Express camera.

Kevin Fookes

"Was trying to image late in the day so transparency was not very good, lucky enough to see the prom lift. Here are the progressions I got.   Kevin"
"Was trying to image late in the day so transparency was not very good, lucky enough to see the prom lift. Here are the progressions I got.

Kevin"

Warren Spreng

"I quickly set up my Lunt on my Portamount II since thunderstorms were on the horizon and grabbed a few quick videos of the proms. Didn't have a lot of time to adjust the exposures but was able to get surface and proms. Great activity!"

"I quickly set up my Lunt on my Portamount II since thunderstorms were on the horizon and grabbed a few quick videos of the proms. Didn't have a lot of time to adjust the exposures but was able to get surface and proms. Great activity!"

M6 Flare Observation

I can already tell this is going to be a great hobby and it will keep me busy.

While observing this afternoon, around 5:00 (I wasn't keeping track of the time unfortunately), I saw a localized brightening near several prominences.  I was surprised, as the area became nearly white and several minutes later faded back to a deep orange as seen through my Lunt LS60PT.

In short order, I posted over at the CN forums and asked if anyone else saw this, and lo and behold, one of the members not only saw it, but managed to image the flare.

M6 Flare by Marcus

Lunt60PT, 2x Powermate, Basler Ace 1300, cropped

Lunt60PT, 2x Powermate, Basler Ace 1300, cropped

Additional images from members of www.cloudynights.com forums

The next images were taken by members of the forum at www.cloudynights.com.  I'll be posting an amalgamation of photos from there and around the web.

I will *always* give full credit to the original photographer and include details as they are available - most times this includes the settings used, and the region of interest as well as their comments.  I also will include a click-through link on the image to go to the source positing or website.

Enjoy!!

- Chris

White light filter image taken by Dmitri Makolkin

Sun, 1 Julyl 2012.  Scope: TAL-250K. Filters: Baader Astrosolar photo, Baader Solar Continuum, Baader UV-IR block  Autostakkert!2, 250 of 3500  Deconvolution Lucy-Richardson, curves, gamma  Panorama of 3 elements.

Sun, 1 Julyl 2012.

Scope: TAL-250K. Filters: Baader Astrosolar photo, Baader Solar Continuum, Baader UV-IR block

Autostakkert!2, 250 of 3500

Deconvolution Lucy-Richardson, curves, gamma

Panorama of 3 elements.

Solar Prominence by Bob Yoesle

Orion ED 100/900, Baader DERF 110, double-stacked Coronado SM90-90/BF30, UO Klee 2.8 x barlow (2.5 m EFL), PGR Chameleon, captured with FireCapture, aligned, stacked, and wavelet processed in RegiStax6, and final processing in Paint Shop Pro. Seeing 7/10, transparency 9/10, winds E @ 2 kph, temp 28 C, time 15:40 UTC. 

Orion ED 100/900, Baader DERF 110, double-stacked Coronado SM90-90/BF30, UO Klee 2.8 x barlow (2.5 m EFL), PGR Chameleon, captured with FireCapture, aligned, stacked, and wavelet processed in RegiStax6, and final processing in Paint Shop Pro. Seeing 7/10, transparency 9/10, winds E @ 2 kph, temp 28 C, time 15:40 UTC. 

Full Disc image by Vid Nikolic

From Zagreb, Croatia. Just sold my Lunt 50m filter and replaced it with new Lunt PT 60. Testing it with DMK AU41 mono camera. This is a 4x5 images mosaic, each is a stack of 800 frames.

From Zagreb, Croatia. Just sold my Lunt 50m filter and replaced it with new Lunt PT 60. Testing it with DMK AU41 mono camera.
This is a 4x5 images mosaic, each is a stack of 800 frames.

HelioFocal - a concentrated study of our star

...and thus begins a new endeavor.  The study of our Sun.  My reason is simple.  See the image below: 

Image by Harald Paleske

Image by Harald Paleske

It was these images that showed me how much detail exists on the surface of our star.  Its always changing... 

There will be articles and links, images and moves as I find solar related items.  See the "Escher's Happenings" blog for more info.