After a long winter, today the sun came out and a little bit of spring seemed to arrive. I did not let this chance pass and dug out my telescope to do some sun observations. At this point I want to put a reminder:
Never look into the sun without an appropriate solar filter!
Beside some visual observations I also had the plan to record some videos with my Fujifilm X-T1 camera (+adapter) to give others an impression of how the sun looks like through an 8″ Newton telescope with a solar filter. Since I am living close to an entry lane I had the luck to capture a plane flying right through my field of view! Luckily the camera was set to recording at this moment 🙂Continue reading →