Monday, March 12, 2012

A Little Sun

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.
The Sun is going away, again, for a while. Hopefully it will come back out to play next week!

1 comment:

  1. Ah, these are nice! It's like you didn't have much of a learning curve here, Rory. I look forward to your transit shots. Oh, and nice color.