First Photographs with Skywatcher StarTravel 102
Yesterday I tried my first solar image using my new telescope and my Thousand Oaks solar filter.
The 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 Sun's 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.
Last updated: 2017-07-18