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Dimensions1242 x 1054
Original file size145 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUncalibrated
Date modified16-Jul-11 23:33
Solar-Spots 1250 & 1251

Solar-Spots 1250 & 1251

Optics: Borg 45EDII
Mount: Velbon FHD-52Q Tripod
Camera: Canon 50D, Hap Griffen modified
Filters: JMB Solar Filter (Class B)
Exposure: Stack of 4, 1/1000 second exposures at ISO 200
Accessories: None
Location: Calgary, AB
Date: July 16, 2011
Notes: Stacked in Maxim DL, post processed and cropped in PS, Noise Ninja used to enhance contrast

The sun is picking up in solar activity as seen in the number of sunspots visible in this photo. There are 4 main sunspots visible. The predominant two are solar spots 1250 (bottom, right), toward centre left is solar spot 1251. Also visible are solar spots 1256 mid-left and 1254 bottom left. To read more about this days sunspots please read: http://www.spaceweather.com/archive.php?PHPSESSID=rsujasi7f52kmmq978kftu1ak4&month=07&day=16&year=2011&view=view