Sun - First Attempt 2011
Date Taken: 4/29/2011
Equipment: 80mm (4") Lunt Solar Telescope with Imaging Source DBF video camera;
Exposures: Shot 1 minute of video on each of upper and lower 1/2 of sun. Processing: Registax to select and stack best of frames and Photoshop
The Sun (my first time use of this equipment) through a new Lunt 80mm solar telescope using an color camera with larger CCD chip. This is a mosaic (two shots blended together) since the full sun does not fit into the field of view of the camera/scope combination. The Sun is relatively calm here, but is expected over the next 5-7 years to show more surface activity as it comes out of a quiet period that has extended for 7 years.