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Image of the week
Here is the Solar Image of the Week.
Thanks to: Howard
Lunt Solar CaK Filter
A very nice image from Florida.
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The Sun is our Star!
.......and as you would expect, our Star is hot, bright, dynamic, and sometimes quite violent.
At 93 million miles away, we are ideally placed at a point where the Sun provides just enough warmth and energy essential to our living planet, Earth.
At only 93 million miles, the Sun is close enough for us to view its surface through a fairly inexpensive specialized scope from the comfort and relative safety (sunscreen, please) of our backyards on a clear and sunny day.
What! Astronomy during the day? Lunt Solar wants to show you how.
These look like eruptions from the edge of the Solar disk. Prominences can appear as small spiky-looking details, or large cloud-like detail with fine feather-like features. They are, in fact, ionized Hydrogen-alpha emissions being projected from the limb.
Prominences are anchored to the Sun's surface in the Mesosphere, and extend outward into the Sun's Troposphere. They typically measure many earth diameters.
Filaments are string-like features on the surface of the Sun. At high resolution they take on a 3D effect due to the cooler aspect of the suspended filament contrasted against the bright, hotter Sun.
Filaments are actually prominences being viewed against the surface.
A Spicule is a dynamic jet of gas about 500km long. They move outward at about 20km/second through the Chromosphere.
Father Angelo Secchi of the Vatican Observatory discovered them in 1877.
The Chromosphere is entirely composed of Spicules. These features can be seen as "fur" around the edge of the disk.
There's definitely stuff to look at :)
“I can’t find the Sun!” Sounds funny. However, the Sun is tricky to find in a properly filtered telescope, and you don’t ever want to chance a direct gaze, let alone a magnified image of it.
Sol-Searcher is the safe and easy way to find the Sun. It is absolutely safe since you don’t look through Sol-Searcher, you look at it. The aperture acts as a “pinhole” which projects an image of the Sun on to the 1/4″ translucent “screen.” This screen can be viewed from either side. Simply move your scope until the Sun’s image is centered on the screen and the Sun will be in the eyepiece’s field of view.
Product Number: TV001
*Sol-Searcher Sun Finder
No-one brings you closer to our nearest Star than Lunt Solar Systems… the next generation of Solar Instrumentation.
About Lunt Solar Systems LLC…
Lunt Solar Systems is a manufacturing and sales facility located in Tucson, Arizona. Lunt Solar design, fabricate, assemble, and test solar telescopes and solar filters. Whether you are looking for a dedicated solar telescope or a solar filter for attachment to you own astronomy telescope, we can help. Solar telescopes models start at $499 for an LS35T (telescope) or the only slightly more expensive LS50F (filter), all the way thru the 152T and the 160F. Solar observing is both fun and educational. Don’t miss out on Solar Maximum.