Solar White Light: January 3, 2014, 2230-2345 UT

Solar White Light Sketch - January 3, 2014 - 2230-2345 UT

White Light Solar Sketch

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Photo of Sun - January 3, 2014

iPhone photo of Sun through 8-inch Dob.

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Observation Notes:

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)
Conditions Clear, breezy
Seeing Ant. II-III

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