Sunspot Group 756


John McConnell
  Maghaberry, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Photo Title
  Sunspot Group 756
Time and Date taken
  27th April 2005 1400UT
Equipment used
  Meade ETX90
Capturing device used

Phillips Toucam Pro 2

Technical details
  5fps, 1/250 exposure, colour corrected in Paint Shop Pro

This was my first shot at the sun with the TouCam Pro 2, but what a target I had! AR 10756 is the biggest sunspot to appear in several weeks, and this image shows it near the solar limb. The weather was very windy and this is a stack of 38 images of the best images. I found it very difficult getting the telescope and tripod polar aligned, having no pole star around! And when I eventually got it near right, had the added problem of getting a focused image with all the light and movement of the image. For a first attempt at the sun I was very pleased with the result.



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