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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.

References

Prominences:
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:
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.

Spicules
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 :)

August 31st, 2011

Welcome to the Lunt Solar Image Gallery!!


Photo by Andreas Murner through LS60THa/B1200

Want to see images taken through each Lunt system? Below is a list of every amazing telescope & filter we offer. Click to see the images taken with that particular product. To view an image at full size simply click on the image, and click the image again in the new screen.

All pictures are submitted by you, the Lunt customer, and we love receiving your photos. If you are interested in being a part of our Solar Image Gallery, please email your photos, as well as which Lunt product was used to take the photo, camera information, and a short bio telling us about you to sales@luntsolarsystems.com

Not quite at the imaging stage of your viewing career, don’t worry. Check back often to see what your fellow sun enthusiasts are up to and what equipment they use to get that perfect shot.

Telescopes:

LS35THa

LS60THa (Basic & DS Package)

LS60THa/PT (Imaging Package)

LS80THa/PT

LS100THa/PT

LS152THa/PT

LS230T/PT (Custom Solar Scope)

Filters:

LS50FHa

LS100FHa

CaK Modules


Photo by Craig & Tammy Temple through LS60THa/B1200CPT

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