Observing with Street Lights

Observing with Street Lights
Dark sky sites not always necessary to see the Milky Way (This image was taken ouside of a B&B in Julian, CA)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

First Sunspot Photo

The attached images are Photoshopped enlargements of the sunspots taken during the recent eclipse.  I am a rank amateur with Photoshop, but am trying to enhance the sunspots.  Viewing the sunspots thru the scope seemed to give better detail and I am trying to recover some of that.

My camera resolution is 18 megapixels and I thought I could bring out more detail, but maybe my original focus was off.  Ever time I tweaked the focus knob on the scope the image jittered so much I had to wait a couple of seconds for the scope to settle down and didn't get quite the focus i was looking for.

Maybe that is why my current concentration is more on theoretical physics than experimental physics.

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