Monday, May 16, 2016
Still Drawing Sunspots
This is a photograph of the tail end of my 18th century telescope reproduction, that I am using for observing and drawing sunspots. I have been working on this project since the beginning of March, drawing sunspots every clear day. Some days there are scattered clouds, and so I have to wait for open spots between clouds before making my observations. Yesterday was such a day. Here is a photograph of the sun's image projected by the telescope on to a piece of white paper, and you can see darker gray areas which are clouds blowing across the face of the sun. Please click on the image to enlarge it, and then you can see the two sunspots on the face of the sun.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:40 PM