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Testing out the Thousand Oaks solar filter.

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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 on: Tuesday 16th January 2018

 

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