Saturday, 1 September 2012

White Light Full Disk - 1st September

wl full disk by Mark Townley
wl full disk, a photo by Mark Townley on Flickr.

Can't believe the 1st of september is on us already - only 3 weeks to go until the autumnal equinox and it's getting steadily darker in the evenings! Whilst there are some sunspots on our star, there really are less than you would expect so close to solar maximum early next year. This was a quick taken between the clouds with the 70mm @ f6 using the DMK31 CCD camera. A Lunt solar wedge was used along with UV/IR cut and Baader Continuum filter. This is a 2 pane mosaic post processed in Photoshop CS4.