The Sun came out today! After several straight days of heavy rain and cloudy skies, I rushed outside after getting home from work and set up my telescope in record time. I only had about 15 to 20 minutes of imaging time before the Sun went behind some trees.
Here is a parting shot of infamous Active Region 1429, which has been hurling chunks of the Sun at us for the past week and half:
|AR1429 (and sunspot 1430 above it)|
|The bright region below center is sunspot 1432.|
The shadowy areas at top center and on the right of this image are tree limbs:
|Sunspot region 1432 (top center) and sunspot 1433, below.|