[AZ-Observing] Re: The Sun: Toggle Between White-Light and H-Alpha

  • From: Joe Bergeron <joe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 12 May 2012 23:17:58 -0400

On May 12, 2012, at 4:35 PM, Tom Polakis wrote:

>  The TV101 uses a Lunt solar wedge to provide white-light views.  I imaged 
> the region in H-alpha at 11:08 this morning, and changed out scopes to image 
> it in white light 18 minutes later.  The resulting animated GIF might take a 
> little while to load.
> 


Tom, the Lunt wedge is an interesting accessory. Are you aware that Lunt warns 
against using it with a Petzval scope like yours, for fear of overheating the 
corrector lens assembly toward the back?


Joe Bergeron

Fellow, International Association of Astronomical Artists

http://www.joebergeron.com





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