February 21, 2017 1030-1055hrs-Sunny, clear, slight breeze, -1C with windchill of -5C.
- Very nice day to observe the Sun. Sunspot group showed up in view screen as faint dot in upper left portion of Sun, Near the limb. Other fainter markings could be seen around the well defined, circular sunspot..
February 24, 2017 1400-1600hrs- Mostly cloudy, Sun broke through a few times, rain showers a few mins after telescope was brought inside, 10C
- Occasional sunny breaks gave way to a steady clear patch for about 10 mins just before 1600hrs. After that it rained. Sunspot 2638 was only thing visible across the face. Well defined, circular, very bright and getting close to the center as Sun Rotates it towards the Earth.
Equipment: Solar Filter, 8" Meade LX 200, cellphone adapter connected to 32mm eyepiece, 0.6xFocal Reducer, Samsung S5 Neo cellphone camera.
Objective: To image the Sun.
Images for Feb21:
Images for Feb 24: