By Dave Fuller on 10/28/2013 3:34 PM

Some interesting - and large! - sunspots on the Sun today. I like to include a scale image of Earth when posting sunspot photos; it helps give a sense of how large some of these cooler magnetic disturbances are on the Sun's surface. Labelling the sunspots groups is helpful as well - I like to have some idea what I'm looking at in terms of it's scientific designation, even if the sunspots will disappear.

Taken through a 6" f/5 reflector at prime focus with Canon T3, 400 ISO @1/4000 sec. Post: Slight contrast boost, image dimmed, orange color added slightly to bring out contrast of faculae.

By Dave Fuller on 4/5/2012 3:32 PM

The Sun

But when I start taking pictures like this one, of the Sun, on the second shot (the third shot was not as good), I guess there's something to what I'm doing.  Again, I'm not taking great shots - these are nothing special in the astrophotography world.  Mostly it's me making sure I go outside - again and again and again - and try.  Set up the scope, hold the camera up 

The Nightlight

This blog includes what to see in the night and daytime skies, thoughts on telescopes, binoculars, and other astronomy observing accessories and equipment, plus my own occasional notes on objects I've seen and observed. Oh, and the random theater or other "my take on life" post. In other words, there is always something interesting. Check it out.