Solar Images

Sunspots AR2567 & AR2565
Sunspots AR2567 & AR2565 seen from Somerset through a WO GT81, using a ZWO ASI120MC camera. 1/2000th of a second exposure.

 

The sun from Winscombe, taken on 25th September 2015, at ISO200 1/3200s.
The Sun from Somerset, taken on 25th September 2015, at ISO200 1/3200s.

 

A large sunspot group visible on 8th August 2015 from Cheddar. The image was taken at 1/4000s at ISO 200.
A large sunspot group visible on 8th August 2015 from Cheddar. The image was taken at 1/4000s at ISO 200.

 

Sunspot groups taken with a William Optics GT81 and Baader Solar Film. The exposure was 1/2500s at ISO 200.
Sunspot groups taken with a William Optics GT81 and Baader Solar Film. The exposure was 1/2500s at ISO 200.

 

Close-up of the main sunspot groups.
Close-up of the main sunspot groups.

The eclipse of 20th March 2015:

Mosaic of images from the Partial Solar Eclipse 2015
A mosaic of images of the partial eclipse 20th March 2015

Solar Eclipse 2015 seen from Somerset, England

Solar Eclipse 2015 seen from Somerset, England

Pac Man shot from the Solar Eclipse 2015

 

Sunlight travels in straight lines, doesn't it? Mid eclipse this pic captures the setup of filtered scope, camera and laptop. That reminds me; I must get those trees cut back...
Sunlight travels in straight lines, doesn’t it? Mid eclipse this pic captures the setup of filtered scope, camera and laptop. That reminds me; I must get those trees cut back…

 

Live-View used to monitor the eclipse. The slow motions on the Porta Mount were perfect for the task.
Live-View used to monitor the eclipse. The slow motions on the Porta Mount were perfect for the task.
My first attempt at solar imaging, using Baader 5.0 Solar film and the GT81. The exposure is 1/1600th second.
March 2015. My first attempt at solar imaging, using Baader 5.0 Solar film and the GT81. The exposure is 1/1600th second. A dry-run for the 20th.

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The Night Sky above Somerset