James Kevin Ty nails the great sunspot group

Posted by David Eicher
on Friday, September 30, 2011

First of all, let me apologize for taking a couple days off from blogging. I have had a flurry of projects this week, including one that is huge and last minute for the January issue of the magazine. Now that I’ve caught my breath on those special things, back to the norm . . .

Credit: James Kevin Ty
This morning I saw a beautiful photo of the great sunspot group 1302 presently visible that Philippine astroimager James Kevin Ty posted on my Facebook page. It is such a magnificent image that I felt it needed to be shared, and I hope you are observing not only the Sun during this burst of activity, but also the associated aurorae, some of which have been spectacular.

To capture this image, James used a Tele Vue TV-101 refractor, an ATK-1HS II webcam, a double-stacked Barlow lens, an INTES Herschel Wedge, a neutral density filter, and a #56 green filter. He shot the image at 23:52 UT September 29.

Thanks for sharing, James.


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