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Date modified21-May-11 09:51
Solar Spots (1214 & 1208)

Solar Spots (1214 & 1208)

Optics: Borg 45EDII
Mount: Velbon FHD-52Q Tripod
Camera: Canon 50D, Hap Griffen modified
Filters: JMB Solar Filter (Class B)
Exposure: Stack of 2, 1/1000 second exposures at ISO 200
Accessories: None
Location: Sicamous, BC
Date: May 15, 2011
Notes: Stacked in Maxim DL, post processed and cropped in PS, Noise Ninja used to enhance contrast

Visible are solar spots 1214 (bottom, centre), toward the upper right is solar spot 1208. I have also put together a short video clip of these sunspots which can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMFcdTab6Mg (they are pretty faint in the video - look closely)

To read more about these sunspots please read: http://www.spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=15&month=05&year=2011