The Sun

Submitted by swingin

The first 2 pictures are a fast moving prom, it got so big I removed the camera and the daughter & I watched it through the eyepiece, it got almost 3 times bigger than the pic's. You could almost see it grow with your own eyes it moved so fast. I'm not to savy on what type of prom, flare, filament, CME it actually is, but feel free to clarify if you know.

One thing about our nearest star is that every day it changes, unlike the night sky, enjoy.

All taken with a Coronado Solarmax II 90 from my back yard, Gig Harbor WA

My Coronado Solarmax II 90

Submitted by swingin

I took these solar pictures with this scope and a DMK41 camera from my back yard. Gig Harbor WA I've since blinged out my mount with all orange knobs ADM, and a tripod leg spreader :) Pay no attention to the duct tape on the end. I made a quick foam padded cover with the "Handy Mans Secret Weapon" Duct tape! It save's a ton of time as opposed to removing the metal cover every time I have a look. Enjoy..

Red Green anybody? :)

ISS Solar transit - 08/26/16

Submitted by jimwcoleman

I got lucky and was able to catch a solar transit of the ISS. This shot was taken with a Canon 60D DSLR camera at prime focus on an 8" Meade LX200R, using a Baader solar filter. I also have video, which I will post later. This is a still shot from the video. :)

Note: Living in the Pacific Northwest, I had to shoot this through a cover of fir trees ... you can see the branches in this photo - I was so lucky that at the last moment, the sun came out and I was able to get a shot ...

050916 Mercury transit

Submitted by jimwcoleman

After getting shots of the rare Venus transit back in 2012, I was looking forward to getting some shots of the May 9 Mercury transit, as well. In 2012, it was difficult due to the typical Pacific Northwest cloud cover. That was true today, as well, but I was patient and I managed to get the shots. Another thing that made it difficult was the fact that I was shooting through the trees. What you see in the photos here are not clouds, they are fir needles and branches, making focus extremely difficult.