First Photographs with Skywatcher StarTravel 102

By , 10th June 2007 in Observations

Yesterday I tried my first solar image using my new telescope and my Thousand Oaks filter.

Sky was very hazy and there was a lot of turbulence, I could see the edge of the Sun "wobbling" as the atmosphere distorted the Suns disc. I was surprised at how dim the image was through the eyepiece; I have previously used Baadar film and this results in a brightness comparable with the Moon.

Despite the poor seeing and visibility, I did manage to capture this image of Sunspot 960 as it makes its way towards the edge of the Sun.

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