Well, the clouds were thick and lots of rain today, but I got lucky with some sucker holes with some bad seeing around 2pm or so. Took the bait and I went to imaging. I recently added some saddles to my imaging platform for solar so that I could move between several scopes for different purposes quickly. It puts a ton of instruments on my mount, and it weighs a lot, but properly balanced it manages fine, and I'm still able to image reliably with the seeing being my limiter. This way once I get everything together, I can quickly image in several wavelengths and different scales. Today I bounced between HA (656.28nm), CA (393nm) & WL (540nm). I didn't get much time, so I didn't get to complete my sequences, but I got some data regardless. No real noteworth proms that I could find today, at least when I was browsing the limbs around 2pm Eastern time. So I focused on the spots and attempted a mosaic of the full disc.
Note: the Mosaic of the full disc in HA was done with 8 images. Please take a moment and see the full resolution via the Flickr link (or see my Astrobin link in my sig if you prefer). The full resolution image is totally different than the compressed thumbnail you see here.
Orion Sirius (HEQ5) Mount
Farpoint Side by Side Vixen Saddles (to allow dual mounts)
Celestron 120mm F8.3 with Orion ST8 piggy back mounted (with 60mm aperture mask)
Orion 80mm ED F7.5 APO with 50mm F3.8 finder scope piggy back mounted (with solar filter)
Quark Chromosphere for the HA
Skybender + dual stack of 393nm filters for CA
Baader Solar Film + Baader Solar Continuum filter for WL
Results (Colored Data):
Mosaic made with ST80 (60mm aperture mask, F6.6) with Quark (you have to look at the full resolution image on Flickr to appreciate the resolution in this mosaic):
White Light for comparison
Edited by MalVeauX, 25 May 2018 - 08:39 PM.