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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Mar 19, 2013 13:11:50 GMT -6
Solar Imaging on a windy near end of winter day
19 March 2013
With just one day before winter's end and the spring Equinox is upon us...it sure didn't feel like it. Gusty winds and temps in the low 20's - despite the clear sunny skies. But, when able to, cloudless skies mean a few solar pics...
Using the 102mm Celestron Refractor, (That I keep in the van) and coupling with the very nice Baader Full Aperture Solar filter, we start another session.
Atmospheric turbulence with playing havoc with sharp imaging this day - wavy solar limbs was the dress for today. But every once in awhile the air stilled and provided a good peek to the surface of the Sun...
The long train of sunpots enjoyed during the past few days have gone farside and leaving us just #1692 & #1695 to enjoy...