Tag: Sunspots

Solar Projection Box

Still too light at night for deep sky stuff, but as the Sun has been shining almost every day for the last few weeks, I’ve been able to continue concentrating on some Solar observing work. My previous attempts at drawing Sunspot detail were OK, but positioning isn’t particularly accurate. I remember seeing a Solar Projection box being used at the Winchester Weekend a few years ago and was impressed at how simple it would be to…


Observing Session: A Week of Solar Sketching 21-27, June

A discussion at our last astronomy club meeting had me thinking it would be fun to try sketching the Sun over a period of time. As luck would have it,  I had made a sketch earlier that afternoon, so decided to give it a go for a week. All observations were made using the TMB 80 refractor and a Delos 10mm eyepiece @ 48x. I did try using the R.C  but found the TMB’s image…


Observing Session: 1, September

Image courtesy of SOHO After an awful weekend over the last Bank holiday, the weather seems to have settled down a bit and I was able to open up on Saturday afternoon and see what the sun was up to.  A quick peek the week before, was very dissapointing,  but yesterday saw lots of activity. Here’s the entry from my observing log. Way hay. My first log using Skytools 3!! Way to go. Principle…