New Hydrogen-Alpha Solar Telescope

Lunt LS50T Double Stack

Lunt LS50T Double Stack

I am excited to have purchased a new Lunt LS50T Hydrogen-Alpha Solar Telescope at NEAF from Woodland Hills Camera and Telescope. I went for the double-stack option to narrow the bandpass to just 0.5 Angstroms.  It’s amazing how much detail this little 50mm H-Alpha scope delivers.  And since I can actually image the Sun from an otherwise non-astronomy friendly area, I can get my astro-fix in broad daylight.  Also, it seems the small aperture holds up well in poor seeing, another plus for the area near work which has horrendous seeing (5” is not uncommon).

Some of the first images I took last week were of sunspot AR2529 which was distinctly heart-shaped. I’ve added them to the Solar System Gallery.

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