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Sunspots in the mist


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About this observation
Peter Tickner
Time of observation
27/11/2020 - 11:14
Sunspots AR2783, AR 2785, AR 2786
Observing location
Urban Berkshire
ZWO ASI462MC colour CMOS camera
Lunt Herschel wedge
80mm f/6 triplet APO
EQ6 Mount

This rather eerie misty image of sunspots was a result of a determination to get an image with this particular camera after a previous morning  of one technical problem after another, cluminating in a nice view of these sunspots on screen and the software failing to record any of the camera's video.   By the time I had fixed the problem the Sun was out of sight from my garden pier.   The next morning I had heavy fog which only thinned enough to pick out the Sun a few minutes before it was blocked from view.    Just to check all was well I took this image and did manage to record it.  It has an ethereal feel to it thanks to the mist and fog.


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