Monday, 29 December 2014

CaK Sun Through The Trees - 29th December

This time of year the sun hugs the southern horizon and for weeks from my usual observing site just skims through the branches of the trees.  It had been over a month since I got any observations in and today had enough, so, regardless of trees I decided to get some images in and make the most of the blue skies that followed the coldest night of 2014.  The low sun is possibly the worst time to observe, but an image is better than none.  This shot was taken with the 40mm scope at 400mm focal length with the homebrew CaK filter and the DMK31 CCD camera.