Sunday, May 20, 2012


Here in central Texas, the sun set before the eclipse hit maximum.  But we had some lovely views of the moon gobbling up sunspots as the sun was setting over the lake.  Photos are taken by a Canon G7 camera, using a solar funnel for projection.  The scope is an 8" F/4.5.  For the first photo it was stopped down to about 3".  The second photo I think used the full aperture.

And for reference, here's the sun in the afternoon, before the eclipse:

Sunday, May 13, 2012

More sunspots

I still don't quite have the hang of photographing the projected solar image on my funnel--it's still sharper naked-eye--but the photos are improving. When the clouds aren't in the way.