Flintstone Stargazing

January 1, 2010

New Year’s Sun – 1/1/10

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Observation Journal, Sun — Ed @ 5:51 pm

Happy New Year! It’s clear, but cold, today and so since the family is hear, I attached my new solar filter (which uses Seymour Solar film) to my new Maksutov telescope and took an image of the Sun. The new sunspot group 1039 is visible in the lower part of the Sun. The Sun has been incredibly quiet for well over a year, with almost no sunspots and those that are there have been very small. It’s getting ready to be a lot busier soon and I hope to be able to image our closest star more in the days to come.

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1 Comment »

  1. Very cool shot of the sun. One of these days I will have to try this. Just have to get that motor driven telescope.

    Comment by Gary — February 2, 2010 @ 3:45 pm


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