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Re Sunday's Sun

Posted on October 27, 2010 at 1:20 PM

From Clem Brazil, Australia

 

Looks like those filaments are about to snap. Awesome images of an

awakening sun. I bought a couple of Baader Astrozap filters about a month or

so ago, one for visual and one for imaging. They're good. But the images

are kind of flat and not very interesting. But I didn't use any other

filters then. Maybe if I used a polarizing or a skyglow filter, I can get

more contrast. I tried to do that yesterday but clouds covered the sun.

So I was just fooling around with the controls and wondered if I can see

Venus at 10 in the morning. Making sure that Venus wasn't anywhere near the

Sun I punched in Venus on the controller and, surprisingly, a nice crescent-

shaped object against a blue background appeared in the field of view of my

25mm Plossl. I quickly changed the scope I planned to use to observe the sun

with to the 6inch Newt and got a better look. By that time the clouds were

gone but it didn't matter for I got Venus instead. So that is one thing one

can observe during the day(LOL). The thing is, it can get too hot, so after

quickly imaging it, I packed it up quickly before the Sun got too high.

Categories: Observations

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