Sunspot 767


John C McConnell
  Maghaberry, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Photo Title
  Sunspot 767
Time and Date taken
  31st May 2005 1113ut
Equipment used
  Meade ETX 90mm, Thousand Oaks Glass Solar Filter
Capturing device used
  Philips TouCam Pro 2
Technical details
  5fps, 309 frames aligned, stacked and wavelet processed in Registax. Image later deinterlaced and colourised by Mark Stronge

I find the Sun very difficult to image because of the fact I have to look through the window at the monitor to focus. There's so much light it is hard to see properly what your imaging and I'm quite far away from the monitor so focusing is difficult. I tried using a 2x barlow to get in closer to the group but the wind made the image very unsteady. Despite all this, I am very pleased with the way the image has turned out.

Notice the faculae around the main group and towards the limb. The granulation is quite detailed on the entire photo. The partial bridge across the large sunspot was very unique in that it didn't reach all the way across.


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