Closest Star To Earth

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Closest Star To Earth
Posted by johnjohnson on Sunday, February 02, 2014 4:49 PM

Got a chance finally today to take a few shots of the Sun. This is a single shot through an Orion 6" ST F5 reflector with full aperture white light sun filter. Camera was a Canon 600D. ISO 100. Shutter 1/2500. Mount was a CG5 Clone with clock drive. Processed with Canon Digital Professional and Photo Shop Elements 8.

 

Compare it to the SOHO image for today.

SOHO image for 2/02/2014

JJ

20" F5 Obsession, OMI mirror .987 Strehl. 10" F4.7 reflector. 6" F5 ST reflector. 120mm F7.5 EON. 80mm F11.3 guide scope. SkyWatcher EQ-6 Hyper Tuned.   Flicker Astro Site   More Astro Images

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Posted by Aratus on Monday, February 03, 2014 10:09 AM

Well done!   Who needs SOHO ?  Big Smile

Aratus

Location:  North West Devon, UK

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Celestron Nexstar8i (8" SCT).

Celestron Skymaster binoculars 15x70

Other:0.63 & 0.33 correctors. X2 & X4 barlow.

Imagers: Meade DSI & Celestron NexImage.  Canon EOS 550D

 

 

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Posted by leo731 on Monday, February 03, 2014 5:05 PM

Great shot JJ.  Thanks for the look.

L

A nebula in the eyepiece is worth two in the Atlas.

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  • From: Eastern SD.
Posted by johnjohnson on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 8:11 AM

Thanks Guy's

It's good to see some spot activity after such of a long minimum. Those were spot groups 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1970.

1967 is the largest with 1970 to the left and 1969 to the right of 1967. Filter was home made using Baader solar film.

JJ

20" F5 Obsession, OMI mirror .987 Strehl. 10" F4.7 reflector. 6" F5 ST reflector. 120mm F7.5 EON. 80mm F11.3 guide scope. SkyWatcher EQ-6 Hyper Tuned.   Flicker Astro Site   More Astro Images

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