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A sunny Bank Holiday Monday

What a glorious Easter weekend!  Lovely Easter celebrations.  On Easter Monday it really felt like Spring has arrived.  The sun was shining so for the first time this year (not including some snaps of the eclipse) I decided to do some solar imaging.  I was using the newly refurbished Lunt 50HaF filters double-stacked – we had them checked and tuned at the Lunt factory while we were in Tucson, Arizona in February.  The results indicate that Lunt have done a very good job on them!  The prominences and filaments really did take on a 3D appearance.

Sun

Sun in Ha Easter Monday (6 April) 2015

Technical details: Lunt 50HaF filters double-stacked, William Optics Megrez 72 telescope, Celestron Skyris 274 mono camera.  Stacked in AS!2 (best 30% of 1000 shots), and sharpened and coloured in Photoshop.