Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sunspot Today

Was fooling around today with my new solar filter. Originally bought for my telescope but I can also hang it on my superzoom camera. It's just a flexible filter material like on the solar eclipse glasses but mounted in a round cardboard holder. Cost $20.

I went online and found a photo from the Royal Observatory of Belgium today which had the same little sunspot that showed up in my photo (on the right). Not bad. I'm hoping some day to catch a solar flare.


MAX Redline said...

I only clicked because I thought you were taking photos of boobies.

OregonGuy said...

Cool beans!

T. D. said...

Love my superzoom for birds, animals and celestial objects, Max. Glad to find an inexpensive solar filter. Looking forward to more sunspots than one. Though the prospects aren't good. Apparently sunspots go in cycles, and we are in a downward cycle. :-/

OG, I wondered if it was a speck on the lens until I saw the Belgium Observatory photo. Made me feel better.