Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Aiming for the Sun
I scored a few Amazon.com gift cards over the holiday season and used them to buy an Orion solar filter for my 80mm ED refractor. It arrived today and I tried it out. I had a total blast! Visually, with my Panoptic 22mm the Sun looked terrific. Lots of sunspot activity and very nicely defined. I attached my DLSR and started shooting, as you do. The photo below is the best of the images that I took for the day. This is a neat new aspect of astronomy to get into and doesn't involve me staying up late or driving far from home.