Friday, April 20, 2012

The Solar Disk

  Got my solar filter and finally took my first pictures of the sun.  It's a somewhat scary process looking at the Sun through a telescope; double, triple, and quadruple-checking that the solar filter is indeed securely attached.  But, it really is incredible looking (safely) through a telescope and finally comprehending just how enormous and nuclear-fusion-y our Sun really is.  You can make out one little sun spot near the lower right edge.

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