February 21, 2017 1030-1055hrs-Sunny, clear, slight breeze, -1C with windchill of -5C.
- Very nice day to observe the Sun. Sunspot group showed up in view screen as faint dot in upper left portion of Sun, Near the limb. Other fainter markings could be seen around the well defined, circular sunspot..
February 24, 2017 1400-1600hrs- Mostly cloudy, Sun broke through a few times, rain showers a few mins after telescope was brought inside, 10C
- Occasional sunny breaks gave way to a steady clear patch for about 10 mins just before 1600hrs. After that it rained. Sunspot 2638 was only thing visible across the face. Well defined, circular, very bright and getting close to the center as Sun Rotates it towards the Earth.
February 28, 2017 1030-1140 hrs- Mostly warm and sunny, few high, think clouds, no wind, 5C.
- Increased Sunspot activity today. A new chain of Sunspots appeared to the right of the bright circular Sunspot 2638. According to Spaceweather.com its Sunspot group 2641. Images did not turn out very well, possibly due to the high level thin clouds.
Equipment: Solar Filter, 8" Meade LX 200, cellphone adapter connected to 32mm eyepiece, 0.6xFocal Reducer, Samsung S5 Neo cellphone camera.
Objective: To image the Sun.
Images for Feb21:
Images for Feb 24:
Images for Feb 28