Sunday, 11 September 2016

AR12590 in Ha with the 127mm Scope - 11th September

I like how the spot in the active region is buried deeply in the plasma of the chromosphere.  I think if the conditions allowed (it wasn't so hazy!) this would have been a great candidate for an animation to show running penumbral waves.  Taken with the 127mm Meade AR5 scope, Beloptik tri-band ERF, Daystar Quark and the PGR Blackfly GigE IMX249 camera.  I'm quite pleased with the initial results from this setup as it fills a nice gap between my 80mm scope and the 203mm Airylab HaT when conditions don't allow me to use the larger scope.