The sun has been in a long quiet time, with few, and sometimes no, sunspots.
I took this photo with the Canon XS held up to the eyepiece of my 60mm refractor. I used a solar filter to reduce the sunlight enough to safely view the sun. Never view the sun without a real solar filter!!
In this photo, two sunspot groups are visible, to the left (9 o’clock position) and near the top (1 o’clock position). It’s been cloudy and windy, so I had to get the photo when the occasional, fast moving, gap arrived. (The focus could be better.)
Where to look for Saturn in the sky…
Saturn is low in the southwestern sky just after sunset. It is up for a few hours after sunset.
If you have questions, leave a comment!
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