Sun Feb22

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Sun Feb22

Post by smerral »

Is that a four leaf clover I see in the centre of that large spot? :shock:

Two views of sunspots 1161 and 1162 taken with the Skywatcher Mak 127 and spc900nc webcam. The first was with a 0.5 focal reducer.

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Post by David Frydman »

Do you mean you can actually see the Sun?
Not here and not for a long time.

Very nice photos but I suppose the sunspot should be green for a four leaf clover.

Regards, David.
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Post by smerral »

Do you mean you can actually see the Sun?
Lovely day here but it clouded over before sunset. :( Ah well, I should be thankful for small mercies!
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Re: Sun Feb22

Post by Brian »

smerral wrote:Is that a four leaf clover I see in the centre of that large spot?
No, it's a funky Gibbon :D

Nice images though 8)
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Post by The Bat »

When did you see the sun? :shock:

Nothing but cloud and rain here.
Nice pictures though.

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Post by Ender Of Days »

What filter are you using for the solar shots ?

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Post by smerral »

What filter are you using for the solar shots ?
A baader contrast filter - I haven't got around to getting a dedicated solar contrast filter yet. I use a baader solar full aperture filter and then simply adjust the colour balance and saturation to get the final result.
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Post by smerral »

A close up I've been playing with in Registax. When the sun gets higher in the sky I hope to get some clearer images. But the structure of the large spot is showing up quite well I think:

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Post by Cliff »

Dear Smerral
More super Sun pics from you.
I got some nice Coronado PST views this afternoon (25th feb) but couldn't see any sunspots.
Best wishes from Cliff
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Post by smerral »

Thanks Cliff. A coronado PST would be nice but it will have to wait I'm afraid. I think my next buy will be a good DSLR, as it will double as a good terrestrial camera too. :)
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Post by Cliff »

Dear Smerral
That makes good sense to me.
I've read Canon are bringing out two new D-SLRs soon.
The 1100D with 12.2 megapixels replacing the 1000D 10 m.
The more expensive 60D having a swivelling LCD screen.
I suppose that might mean the 1000D might be available at an attractive price for a while ????
Best wishes from Cliff
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