Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by VK4HAT, Oct 16, 2020.
What ever happened to Professional Sun Spots???
I use a small 5in and you can see the spots (when they are there!).
Remember: It took 24 TWO YEARS really get going.
it's actually quite simple. All you need is a telescope, a solar filter and camera. And you don't really need the camera if you just want to visually observe.
Amateur astronomers ignored the sun for decades, preferring to look at stars, planets and galaxies. Then around 2000 or so, good solar filters were invented..... and solar observing became a thing.
These are great photos!
It would be great to see his setup.
I am also an amateur photographer.
In some suburban back yards , the only things you can see in the day sky is the sun and in the night sky, the moon.
Light pollution is a big problem near some cities.
Telescope owners often have to travel an hour to see any dim astronomical objects like nebulas and galaxies.
Well, a decent low end astrophotography rig can easily run $10k so cheap is maybe not the best description. You are right that there is impressive work being done.
See double, you?
Spots are getting bigger,
Three active regions on the Earth facing disk atm ?