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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Oct 25, 2013 16:31:09 GMT -6
Solar Imaging on a crisp fall afternoon
25 October 2013
My space weather feeds announced that the Sun burped out two X-Class flares earlier in the day and might go on for some more. The skies were party cloudy and a bit windy, but imaging was good and allowed for some decent shots...
Using the C102mm Refractor on the CG-5 mount, a 2" 40mm adapter eyepiece and bringing in to service the handy and quite good Coolpix pocket camera...as well as the trusty Canon Powershot S3.
Sunspot #1875 displayed nice definition and shaped like a classical galaxy...
The resolution just starts to get the magnetic tendrils from the umbra of the Sunspot. In different white balance settings, good faculae was captured - especially around Sunspot #1882..
These CMEs might bring us some decent low latitude aurorae in the next few hours...