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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Mar 13, 2013 13:20:58 GMT -6
A Spectacular Solar Disk this bright but chilly winter's day
13 March 2013
The forecast was for our only clear day for this week and I prepared by having the uber portable C5 and CGM close to me. Using the Maxview II Adapter eyepiece and the Canon Powershot S3 and the simple pocket Samsung for this session.
Not knowing what the solar disk was looking like this day, I did a "WOW" after my first peek in the eyepiece.
A great series of Sunspots were doing their thing all along the EQ of the Sun...and with great detail...
Zooming in, the Penumbra detail was incredible...
It was tough deciding on what Sunspot grouping to study and photograph, but I had plenty of time to bounce around...
Getting in really tight, I was smiling as the Sun was revealing it's secrets to me...and on the little C5 SCT too!....
A negative displays the structure nicely...
If any Chicago Astronomers see this post before the Sun sets....I highly recommend going out in the chill and grab some solar time...
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