Our Sun Today 7-11-18

Submitted by swingin

Here's our sun today, not a lot going on. The second one is an inverted image. Taken in my back yard Gig Harbor WA with a Solarmax 90..

Submitted by Jim Coleman (not verified) on Sun, 07/15/2018 - 05:32

I take it that this is using your focal reducer? Nice! I imaged most of the day but came up with nothing ... I think seeing was bad as I couldn't maintain a very good focus. I also lost my precision alignment, so that could be part of it, too. Frustrating... Nice images!


Submitted by swingin on Tue, 07/17/2018 - 07:40

Yes this is the 0.5 focal reducer in action. I had to remove my 1" extension on my draw tube to get focus, I've never had to do that before which is weird. Is the sun getting closer to us? I know it's growing all the time and will eventually consume our planet, glad I won't be here to see that happen, lol.. At $30 it's a good tool to have on hand for the full disk shots..


Submitted by Naked Astronomer (not verified) on Tue, 07/17/2018 - 08:33

Mine arrives this Friday! :) I do enjoy doing the large composites, though. It's just hard and time consuming...