Strange Solar reactions with a 60 mm Lunt MOD

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Strange Solar reactions with a 60 mm Lunt MOD

Post by solarmax2016 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:45 pm

I have not posted many images since I completed the assembly of my 60 mm Lunt MOD with a Meade 102ED. The scope performs very well but if you decide to make one - the weight of the Moonlight Adapters plus Original Etalon assembly from Lunt (60 mm PT H-alpha filter unit) makes for a very
heavy scope - that is just barely driven by a Losmandy GM 9 mount. The images I'm showing have some strange attributes. The sunspot near the limb
photo has a ressemblace to a eye - complete with eyebrow. The linear activity area on the other image (if you look closely) has what appears to be a white lightning strike across 2 sunspot centres - a jagged jolt of plasma likely. Solar astronomy is all about finding these bizzare reactions that only occur rarely.

John
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Re: Strange Solar reactions with a 60 mm Lunt MOD

Post by marktownley » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:15 pm

Looks like it's working well!
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