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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Mar 14, 2013 11:24:31 GMT -6
14 March 2013
Continuing from yesterday's great solar show of sunspots, today was a nice repeat of wonderful penumbra structure. I set-up the nice 102mm Refractor for a change from the C5 I used yesterday with nice results...
The nice parade of sunspots were now stage center and ready to be enjoyed. I used both the Canon Powershot S3 for the zoomed in pics and the handy little pocket Samsung camera for the full solar disk shots...
I like this last one above, as it displays nice faculae scattered throughout the solar limb.
Zooming in to groupings, I like the results...
We focus in on big Mama #1694 and friends...
This last shot of the trio sunspot grouping #1691 is pretty cool I must say...
Reminds me of a pansy.
This was an early morning solar session, as the weather forecast called for cloudy conditions later on in the day and snow. As I post this, the skies have indeed clouded over heavily.
The early bird gets the Sun....
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