Sunday 27 January 2013

Whispy Proms - 27th January 2013

There was a great view of lovely row of whispy proms visible on our star today.  Seeing wasn't that good as the sun was only 10 degrees above the horizon, but i'm pleased with the result! 

The image looks pretty good in black and white too, I can't decide which I prefer so have included both.  Click on either to view larger.  These were taken with my new 70mm PST mod.  Today I decided to up the magnification and image using the 2x barlow lens, given the poor seeing conditions with a cold front just passing through causing instability in the atmosphere (and the low sun!) i'm surprised how well it came out.  This is good omen as if produces good results in these circumstances then in better conditions the results can only get better.