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Old 22-10-2010, 04:29 PM
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Solar observation and sketch 22-10-10

Hi everyone,

I completed a baader solar film filter yesterday and got to try it out today.Many thanks to Rob_K for giving it to me.

This was my first time ever solar observing and i was amazed to able to see 3 sunspots on its surface.

At 36X i could see surface granulation towards the edge of the sun.On the sunspots i could see the middle of them to be a very dark black and around them the penumbra a grey colour looking like a waterfall falling into a pool of darkness.

At 100x mag i could see even more detail though i preferred the wide Field view.

I also did a sketch(attached) using a hb pencil and an eraser.

Hope you like it,
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Old 22-10-2010, 04:40 PM
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Pretty Cool Orestis
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Old 22-10-2010, 07:58 PM
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Well done Orestis. You've certainly captured the way the penumbra work.
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Old 22-10-2010, 08:29 PM
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Very nice job Orestis! As we head towards solar maximum there will be so much more to observe (and sketch!).

Cheers -

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Old 22-10-2010, 09:11 PM
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Cool sketch there mate, not a target we regularly see sketched. I agree, Rob_K is pretty awesome aswell.

Hopefully the increasing solar activity will mean increased heat and sunshine, but this feral year, blah god only knows.
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Old 23-10-2010, 06:13 AM
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Thanks Guys,

Hope you guys get to observe the sun soon.I can now see how excited Gailileo would have been when he saw his first sunspot.

regards orestis
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Old 23-10-2010, 09:30 AM
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Great going Orestis
Alas, I'm not confident enough to trust myself with the sun. So keep those wonderful reports and sketches of the sun coming in.
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Old 25-10-2010, 04:44 PM
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Thanks Suzy,

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Old 28-10-2010, 12:40 AM
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Wow you got lucky for your first observation of the sun! 3 spots, that's pretty awesome i reckon! And your sketch is great as usual!
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