Train of sunspots

There’s a train of three groups of spots on the sun this week. I was able to capture a movie of them with my Orion Electronic Eyepiece and my small telescope. I used a Kendrik Baader solar filter to dim the sun enough to make the sun viewable safely.

I can’t post .mov files here, so see this site: (but apparently it imbeds you tube videos!?)

Give the movie about 20 seconds to get going. The video capture missed a lot of frames early on.
I know it’s blurry. It was hard to focus the view on the computer screen in the sunshine.
Better photos at spaceweather.com and the SOHO web site.

NEVER view the sun without a filter designed to block enough of the harmful rays that can damage your vision even before you feel any pain.

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