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 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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