Sun, Moon and Saturn

Clear skies!
Here’s sunspots on today’s (Wed. 19 June) Sun….

All of the Sun - through an eight-inch dobsonian with a full solar filter. Photo taken with a hand-held Canon XS.

All of the Sun – through an eight-inch dobsonian with a full solar filter. Photo taken with a hand-held Canon XS.

The next photo was taken with the camera attached to the telescope, with a 2x barlow lens….
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[Click to enlarge the photos]
Here’s Wednesday night Moon shot….

Moon through Canon XS 250mm lens

Moon through Canon XS 250mm lens

And a bonus! Mosaic of three photos, with the Canon XS on my new tripod, of the Big Dipper…..

Big Dipper

Big Dipper

As promised, Saturn is this photo to the upper right of the Moon. The star on the far right is Spica. (Sorry, no close-ups of Saturn on this post!)

Moon, with Saturn and Spica to the right. Canon XS on tripod, telephoto set at 55mm.

Moon, with Saturn and Spica to the right. Canon XS on tripod, telephoto set at 55mm.

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