Jump to content
  • Join the online East Midlands astronomy club today!

    With active forums, two dark sites and a knowledgeable membership, East Midlands Stargazers has something for everyone.

Observing sunspots through binoculars


Sunny Phil
 Share

Recommended Posts

I wonder if I am the only person around who is doing this. I simply made some filters for my binoculars using Baader film and record the positions using computer based drawings. Quite often there isn't time or conditions do not permit photography.


 


If you follow my blog, I usually catch sunspots on nearly every clear day:


 


http://sungazer127mak.blogspot.fr/2014/09/september-2014.html


Link to comment
Share on other sites

I made some filters for my binoculars and they are really good for a quick look.

Hi Pete,

 

Do you monitor the sunspots often? I will do some photography but quite often it isn't clear enough.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Phil,


 


I don't monitor sunspots, but do have a look now and then. My interests are more towards much fainter stuff.


 


I now have a 5" filter which fits my ST120, and intend to use it on the sun more often for a more detailed view than the bins.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

Hi Phil,

 

I don't monitor sunspots, but do have a look now and then. My interests are more towards much fainter stuff.

 

I now have a 5" filter which fits my ST120, and intend to use it on the sun more often for a more detailed view than the bins.

I prefer to photograph the Sun in white light as well as hydrogen alpha but it needs squeaky clean optics to do so. Also, I do a lot of my drawings when there is cloud about and it is simply not possible to take a photo. I feel a rough drawing is better than no record at all.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.