Wednesday, 23 May 2018

AR12710 in Sodium Light with the Daystar Quark - 22nd May

This new active region rounded the suns limb a few days ago, and while it is small has a timely appearance with my new Daystar sodium Quark arriving also.  The view through sodium is quite different to whitelight, both from the camera and also with the eye at an eyepiece.  The granules are much sharper in whitelight but these in sodium seem to be less distinct but have a more obvious depth to them.  Plage is very obvious in sodium as are bright points and pores. This image was taken with the 60mm f6 scope, Daystar Sodium Quark and the PGR Chameleon 3 camera.  Very impressed initially with this filter, and looking forward to trying some closer in shots with the larger apertures.