Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Sunspots 2418 and 2415 9-18-15

Viewing Sunspots through a telescope is a wonderful way to get some use out of your telescope during the daylight hours. As always, use caution when viewing the Sun. Always use a protective Sun filter for your telescope, and never look directly at the Sun with the unaided eye.

That being said, the Sun can be as equally rewarding to stargazers and astrophotographers as the stars and galaxies of the night sky. I took this picture on September 18th, 2015 and it highlights the Sunspots 2418 and 2415. For more information on these particular Sunspots you can head on over to Spaceweather Time Machine and take a more scientific look at the data available.

Sunspots 2418 and 2415 9-18-15

Equipment used: Celestron Nexstar 6SE + Solar filter + Galaxy Note 5

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