"I have looked farther into space than ever a human being did before me."

— William Herschel

sunspots

Solar Observing

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/12/2016 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun

Solar Observing

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/24/2016 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun

Sun July 6, 2012

El Sol

Here's a photo of the sun.  I had an impossible time finding a perfect focus.  I used a Celestron SP-C6 telescope and an Olympus C-4040Zoom.  I was very impressed with the Thousand Oaks Solar Filter.  The RG film is great.  I used to use Roger Tutthill's solar filter.  Oaks is a more natural color instead of blue.

Solar Fireworks

4th of July Sunspots

Looks like there's a nice sunspot group on the Sun -- some nice solar fireworks for the 4th of July! Biggest group I've seen in quite sometime. It is right on the meridian.

Sunspots

Note a group of small sunspots have just come onto the disk. They're not visible to the naked eye but might be nice with a white light or H-alpha filter.