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Old 26-09-2015, 10:19 PM
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ralph1 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 168
It's about time for me to get a solar scope too. Seeing all those features must be incredible, considering it normally just glares down showing no detail. (not that I ever look directly at it.) If only they weren't so expensive.

I was also able to do a sketch on the 23rd, but of the moon, specifically the sunrise over Sinus Iridum. I finally got a chance to test out my new black paper with white pencils, and I am very happy with the results. Unfortunately, the image is a little overexposed, but it doesn't hide too much detail, as anything that appears white in the picture was white on the drawing, because I failed to make the distinction between 'bright' and 'very bright'.
It was incredible to see the changes in the shadows so close to the terminator, even over the course of 2 hours.


Date: 23.09.15
Object: Sinus Iridum
Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
Seeing: below average
Transparency: poor to good (patchy clouds)
Wind: moderate, enough to vibrate the image during gusts
Eyepiece: 6mm TV Plossl
Telescope: Celestron 130mm F/5

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Last edited by RB; 28-09-2015 at 01:44 PM. Reason: Moved as requested
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