Solar Imaging

At just 93 million miles away the sun offers an amazing opportunity to photography a star close up.

Solar surface granulation convection

7/22/2021

Taken over 20 mins

Penumbra Detail in AR2835 & AR2836

7/1/2021

Amazing detail in the penumbra of AR2835 today in a brief moment of clarity

Telescope / lens Skywatcher 250 PDS
Camera ZWO 178MM

Granulation, faculae and sunspot AR2833

6/23/2021

Reasonable conditions allowed a final look at AR2833 this morning. Its now surrounded by bright faculae as it approaches the solar limb.

Telescope / lens Skywatcher 250 PDS
Camera ZWO 178MM
Mount AZEQ6

Surface granulation & sunspot AR2833

6/16/2021

Reasonably steady atmosphere here today allowed me to get this full frame shot with the 178MM during a very brief few seconds of excellent seeing. This one reminds me of the Eye of Sauron.

Telescope / lens Skywatcher 250 PDS
Camera ZWO 178MM
Mount AZEQ6