Saturday, October 18, 2008

20081018 Sun

The sun remains basically silent with the exception of a few small and subtle active regions. In terms of prominences, it's slightly better. Seeing was 2/10, transparency ranged from 2/10 to 6/10, depends on the moving thin cloud.

Telescope: Borg 45ED II
Camera: DMK 31AF03.AS
Filter: Coronado Solarmax 40 with BF10
Mount: LXD55 on my Gitzo G1415

1258 (GMT+8), this shot is taken through cloud, by pushing up the exposure:-

1259 (GMT+8), this shot has some thin cloud moving, so they're averaged out by stacking:-

1300 (GMT+8), this one is taken without thick cloud:-

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