Thanks to those who organised the sunwatch yesterday (Sat 14th). In the brief interludes between clouds I saw a glowing red sun with flare through the solar scope and loads of sunspots on the projected images, sights only previously seen in pictures.
Somewhere in Kendal is one little boy who couldn’t wipe the smile off his face

Loads of sunspots

There are loads of sunspots visible on the Sun at the moment… visible with a small scope fitted with suitable filters. Don’t try eyeballing without filters! Here is an image taken Friday lunchtime using a 66mm scope fitted with eclipse viewing film – Baader astrosolar safety film – using an SLR camera.

Sun imaged April 18 2014

Sun imaged April 18 2014

Ian B