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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Oct 21, 2013 17:09:54 GMT -6
A quick solar imaging session
21 October 2013
I had a free 1/2 hour and it was partly cloudy/sunny and thought I would use that time to image the Sun. I haven't conducted a solar session in quite awhile and wondered what the face of the looks like this day.
I wasn't disappointed...
A great display of solar activity was observed and imaged this session. A beautiful text book Sunspot and a "freckling" of minor ones made for an interesting pattern.
In Between clouds, the air was actually pretty steady and seeing good. But near the end of the session, the air became turbulent and the solar limb turned rough...
Starting at 12:30 pm and ending at 1pm...I was dodging thick clouds, but enough to capture some pretty decent shot with the new Coolpix pocket camera that I have acquired recently...and impressed for a small camera.
Perhaps more tomorrow.
Looking at the Sun, so you don't have to....but should.
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