Sunspot active regions 1817 and 1818 in the suns southern hemisphere

Solar Sunspots in the southern hemisphere

Sunspot active regions 1817 and 1818 in the suns southern hemisphere
Sunspot active regions 1817 and 1818 in the suns southern hemisphere

Grab the clear skies while you can, seems to be fleeting moments between clouds for the past few weeks. Only managed a couple of Perseid meteors in the past 2 nights. Same time next year then for the dusty particles from comet Swift-Temple. Hence rushing out this morning and trying to image the sun between and through the clouds.  So when I do finally get to have a look, there’s a couple of solar sunspots in the southern hemisphere. Still pretty quiet for a solar maximum. Sunspot regions active regions 1817 and 1818 now facing directly towards Earth and developing quite nicely. Final image is a single 1/500 sec exposure taken using a Canon DSLR 1000D and Baader solar film.

Nick Cook

Amateur astronomer, space, history, nerd, extreme dog walker, cat slave, doorstep daytripper, severe tinnitus sufferer. 13.7 billion years in the making - not that much better for it. Knows more about swords than is probably healthy for a man.

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