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Thread: Sunspot AR2734 Part Trois and the Moon

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    Default Sunspot AR2734 Part Trois and the Moon



    Three day of clarity. I'm gonna get hit by a bus tomorrow, I know it

    When AR2734 first showed up on Wednesday for me, it was reasonably clear here and -17C (1F) outside. Today, it was 14C (57F). Everything is melting, yet the skies were great, at least after 4PM.
    Third day in a row I've taken pics of the Sun at the same time of day; the clouds and sky scrap it out till late afternoon lately, then come to an agreement. Works for me

    AR2734 doesn't look much different from yesterday. Lower and a bit more to the right of the disc. This is a stack of 44 shots out of 115 at ISO 100 and 200, with exposure times from 1/800th to 1/1250th of a second on my Canon T3 and C80-HD.



    I took the above at about 4:30PM. I also knew the Moon was in the vicinity, so I took a look for that. With the Sun blazing out the west, it was mission impossible to see. Patience, grasshopper

    After eating dinner and going to the back door to "check" multiple times; much like a cat trying to decide how cold it is outside, I finally went back out at 6:30ish. I took a round of shots when the sky was still blue, but stacking was out of the question; too bright and washed out, or too dim and no detail. Wasn't hard to notice on the camera... Better to wait the 10-20 minutes for complete twilight.

    At about 6:50PM, I took 15 shots, ISO 800 at 1/40 - 1/60th sec. exposure. Did the best I could with the focus. A two day old, 4.8% illuminated waxing Moon chasing the Sun.



    The above was taken when the Moon was about 17* above the horizon. At 7PM exactly, it started disappearing through the trees. Random shots....

    A single shot, ISO 800 @ 1/5th second exposure.



    It's still clear out, but I'm tired. Maybe tomorrow morning; I'd like to get a view of Jupiter, Saturn and Venus before ol' Sol washes them out, plus I'll not be here all next week. Here's hopin'..!!!!

    Thanks for reading, clear skies and all the best,
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    Default Re: Sunspot AR2734 Part Trois and the Moon

    You are a man of many talents. You are also crazy for getting out in weather that cold. My old joints would never make it in your part of the world.

    Nice images of both the sun and moon. Well done.

    Hope the weather clears so you can get your last shots before leaving for the week.

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    Default Re: Sunspot AR2734 Part Trois and the Moon

    Great images Mark!
    I love the lunar image
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    Default Re: Sunspot AR2734 Part Trois and the Moon

    Great work, Mark! I admire your tenacity in those cold conditions. Us southern boys aint brave enough for much of that.
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    Default Re: Sunspot AR2734 Part Trois and the Moon

    Awesome! Great job!
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    Default Re: Sunspot AR2734 Part Trois and the Moon

    Nice Mark!
    Thanks for providing proof the sol is still out there
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    Great shots Mark!
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