Monday, 7 March 2011

AR11165 Departing 7th March

AR11165 Departing, originally uploaded by Mark Townley.

The sky was clear and blue all day for a change here in Brierley Hill today - days like this are rare, we don't get too many like this in a year! As soon as I could get away from work I did - however by then the sun was dropping low in the sky, transparency was excellent, however seeing was terrible - boiling away in the eyepiece and quite obviouslly on the laptop screen.

This is the only picture that was really usable from this afternoon. AR11165 is showing there is still life in it as it gets ever closer to the limb - spitting and crackling away. This was taken with my DS40 @f19 DMK31.