Monday, 29 July 2013

Filters for the sun

I’ve been asked what filters I use for Solar imaging.  I just use a sheet of Baader Solar film (grade 5.0) in a homemade filter holder – made from a piece of plastic ventilation pipe!  I normally use just this filter.  It is suitable for visual observing but I have a personal rule of never looking at the Sun with my eyes, safe filters or not!  One silly mistake and the Sun will blind you.  I only ever use a camera.

I do have a green filter but have found that I get just as good an image without it.

Summer Holiday Sun!!

29 July 2013 JPEG29 July 2013 Annotated JPEG29 July 2013 Long & Lat

Quite a bit of new activity – Hopefully things will get more interesting over the next few days.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

A gap in the clouds….

25 July 2013 JPEG25 July 2013 Annotated JPEG25 July 2013 Long & Lat

A showery day but there was a little gap in the clouds!

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Gone fishin’

IMG_3766_stitch

Had a very nice day in somebody’s 10 acre front garden!

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Increasing activity on the Sun

18 July 2013 JPEG18 July 2013 Annotated JPEG18 July 2013 Long & Lat

18 July 2013 AR 1793

Today we had clear blue skies and quite decent seeing for once.  Quite a string of AR's across the southern hemisphere – hopefully some of them will develop over the next few days.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Monday Sun

15 July 2013 JPEG15 July 2013 Annotated JPEG15 July 2013 Long & Lat

It was a bit hazy by the time Bizibilder got home today.  Quite a bit of new activity going on.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

A long wait today…….

14 July 2013 JPEG14 July 2013 Annotated JPEG14 July 2013 Long & Lat

I had to wait all day for a clear patch and then it was only enough for 52 frames!  Stacked 43 of them for this image.  An interesting new big spot has appeared - upper left!

Thursday, 11 July 2013