Enormous and complex sunspot group AR1944 put on a great show on the sun today. My son and I were able to view it without magnification using just our eclipse glasses. Through the telescope, it was a mass of large and small spots covering a huge area about the size of Jupiter. Several other spots freckled the surface. In addition to the sketch, I grabbed a few shots through the eyepiece with my iPhone. They managed to show some details for hack photos.
|Subject||Solar White Light|
|Date/Time||January 3, 2014 3:30 – 4:45 PM MST
(January 3, 2014 2230-2345 UT)
|Observing Loc.||Flagstaff, AZ – Home|
|Instrument||SkyQuest XT8 – 203 mm f/5.9 Dobsonian|
|Eyepieces/Mag.||32 mm Sirius Plössl (37.5X)
Pentax XW 10 (120X)