Super-Sol Sunday! Get it? Ok, my brain froze a little while I was out for yet another weekend doing solar astronomy. It was 26 degrees outside with the wind gusting at about 15 miles per hour as I set up my scope in Farley Field in Marlborough, Ct.
After checking Spaceweather.com it looked like a nice sunspot complex 1045 was growing very large, very quickly. Observing conditions were poor to fair at best with the jet stream overhead, which helped blow a blizzard yesterday to our south and not hit us.
Here is what I got with my Nikon D300s. This shot is a composite of 2 images. One image taken for the surface features, and one for the prominences. Combined in Photoshop.
1045 is in the center of the northern hemisphere, and the new 1046 is just making it’s way around the limb of the sun on the upper left.
Hope you enjoy your Super-Sol Sunday!
Here’s the video.