Sunspot 2696 and overexposed shot of edge.

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Sunspot 2696 and overexposed shot of edge.

Postby andrewscomputers » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:28 pm

Hi I have done a couple of images of the sun today,just to test out my Skywatcher 80 ed with a solar fiter to see if I could get focus on my Gpam290c and this is what i ended with,hope you enjoy.
Andy
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Re: Sunspot 2696 and overexposed shot of edge.

Postby Aratus » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:42 pm

Very interesting. Solar corona are overwhelmed by the brightness of the sky around the sun, so you can't normally see it in ordinary conditions, unless there is an eclipse. I would have thought that any halation around the sun you see is probably an atmospheric condition of the Earth. Although, I'm not an expert on solar observation.

Nice first picture though!
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Re: Sunspot 2696 and overexposed shot of edge.

Postby andrewscomputers » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:03 pm

Hi Aratus thanks for your reply,I am not sure about the second picture,but did see it move around he limb when I took the picture.
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Re: Sunspot 2696 and overexposed shot of edge.

Postby Aratus » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:42 pm

It was probably ice clouds high in the atmosphere. Still, I've never heard of anyone using bright sunlight to observe ice clouds before, so perhaps you have discovered a new technique!
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Re: Sunspot 2696 and overexposed shot of edge.

Postby andrewscomputers » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:52 pm

Aratus wrote:It was probably ice clouds high in the atmosphere. Still, I've never heard of anyone using bright sunlight to observe ice clouds before, so perhaps you have discovered a new technique!

Hi Aratus,I think you are right about being Ice clouds as they can appear around the sun as halos,at least I know what they are on the image.I shall have another go again and see what happens.
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Re: Sunspot 2696 and overexposed shot of edge.

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:15 am

I saw the sunspots through my binoculars. It is a nice shot of the sunspots and the 2nd image looks over-exposed.

I use a 127 Mak and DSLR but the Sun has been very quiet lately.

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Re: Sunspot 2696 and overexposed shot of edge.

Postby mariofs » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:11 pm

looks amazing
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