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    Default Finally some white light activity



    Set up my 102mm refractor with the wedge this morning thinking I would only see some granulation. I started with a 20mm plossel, Baader continum, Orion IR cut and polorizing filter. Focused on the edge of the sun then moved the view to center ole sol and set the polorizing filter to almost no filtering which I find gives me the best view of granulation. Dang eye floaters are getting in the way again! But wait, some of those floaters aren't moving... could it be... YES, at long last there is some spot activity again and I'm able to get the scope out to see it!

    I viewd the granulation for a bit then grabbed my 11mm plossel and swapped all the filters over to it. Cool! A string of Pore spots with a spot showing Penumbra and Umbra.
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    Default Re: Finally some white light activity

    Have you tried photographing the Sun or drawing the sunspots? It's a fascinating branch of the hobby.
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    Default Re: Finally some white light activity

    I have thought about attempting some photos but I would need a mono camera. I previously owned a QHY mono camera that I used as a guide camera but sold it.

    I guess I could try some sketches but my artistic talent is zero, zilch, none, nada...
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