Solar White Light: January 3, 2014, 2230-2345 UT

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Solar White Light Sketch - January 3, 2014 - 2230-2345 UT

White Light Solar Sketch

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Photo of Sun - January 3, 2014

iPhone photo of Sun through 8-inch Dob.

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Observation Notes:

Enormous and complex sunspot group AR1944 put on a great show on the sun today. My son and I were able to view it without magnification using just our eclipse glasses. Through the telescope, it was a mass of large and small spots covering a huge area about the size of Jupiter. Several other spots freckled the surface. In addition to the sketch, I grabbed a few shots through the eyepiece with my iPhone. They managed to show some details for hack photos.

SubjectSolar White Light
Date/TimeJanuary 3, 2014 3:30 - 4:45 PM MST
(January 3, 2014 2230-2345 UT)
Observing Loc.Flagstaff, AZ - Home
InstrumentSkyQuest XT8 - 203 mm f/5.9 Dobsonian
Eyepieces/Mag.32 mm Sirius Plössl (37.5X)
Pentax XW 10 (120X)
ConditionsClear, breezy
SeeingAnt. II-III

4 Comments

Beautiful sketch!! May have to drag out a solar scope tomorrow.

Thanks Andrew! It's really impressive. I haven't had a chance to do an H-Alpha sketch unfortunately.

Hi Jeremy,

That white light sketch is just awesome!!!

The photo is not too shabby either, for an iphone... :)

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