Saturday, April 2, 2011

I got you!

I've been trying for some time to photograph the sunspots with my DSLR and 18-200 lenses. Today, I finally got it! The sky was clear and there was some activity on the Sun.
You can't see much but I still think it's awesome to take photo of the Sun's activity with regular DSLR and basic lenses. We're talking 150 million kilometers here!
I used welding glass for safety reasons and to darken the very bright Sun. Don't photograph without protection (mylar foil or welding glass) as you can and will seriously hurt your eyes.


Do you see it?

Let me help you.

Now you better see it!

And for comparison an animated picture from Spaceweather.com


Next stop: Prominence.

15 comments:

  1. At first that thing looked like a speck on my screen... =D

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  2. It's so tiny but the last pic made everything clearer! Following and supporting :D

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  3. Is that really the sun? It just looks like a green circle.

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  4. Aren't there normally more spots?

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  5. Bulwyf, it depends on what stage of solar cycle are we in.

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  6. amazing!

    http://all-around-toto.blogspot.com/

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  7. Good pics! Are you planning on doing anything special for the transit of Venus in 2012?

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  8. I almost forgot about transit of Venus! I remember the 2004, it was magnificent!
    Yes, I will try to take a photo! Hopefully with 50-500 lenses or something alike!

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  9. the sun looks good in green

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  10. Nice. Not a photographer myself, but space has always amazed me.

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