Sunday, 13 July 2014

Monster Spots! CaK 10th July

For the past 2 weeks the Earthward face of our star has been dominated by this monster grouping of active regions and sunspots, each several times larger than our planet.  Poor weather and time constraints have meant i've only really been able to observe it in a morning before work where realistically i'm only able to use the 40mm scope.  However on thursday I was able to get back from work early and get out the 80mm scope at 1400mm focal length for a close up higher resolution view.  The seeing was far from perfect and I ended up taking nearly 90 images to get the 4 that can be seen here that were usable.  I'm pleased with the results and are glad I finally managed to get a closeup of of this dynamic region on our star.