Date Taken: 06/05/2012 Photographer:
Joe B. Location: York, PA
Orion 8" f/3.9 Newtonian Astrograph Reflector Telescope
Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized Go-To Telescope Mount
Canon Rebel XS DSLR Processing: Stacked using Registax 6.0, Cropped & Centered using Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 Exposure: ISO-200, 1/40th-second x 200 frames Other Equipment Used: Orion Full-Aperture Glass Telescope Solar Filter Notes:
The image was captured in overcast skies (the shadow in the upper right quadrant is a cloud). In addition to the transit, this image captures a very active solar surface, with 6-10 sunspots clearly visible.
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