Saturday, 20 March 2021

CaK Full Disk 17th March

CaK-FD-colour I was able get home slightly earlier than usual from work on the 17th, and fortunately the endless grey skies had cleared earlier in the afternoon to reveal the blue above. The sun was only 4-5 degrees above the horizon when I took this image and as a result atmospheric extinction was a problem, however, 2x2 binning with the camera came to the rescue of the light levels, even if the resultant image is under sampled. Still, it shows the larger main features well, and also hints at the plentiful proms that were easily visible as a result of good air transparency. It was just nice to get some sun in!