The How Zone

Photographing the Sun

Sun Photos

To photograph the sun, I put the camera on a small tripod, just below the telescope lens, and focused it on the projected image. For the clearest pictures use the camera's self-timer, if it has one. That way all of the jitters will have time to settle down before the photo is snapped. Here are a couple of my more recent photos.

Sun with spots

Spots up close

And here are some photos from last year when the really big sun spots were traversing the surface.


Sun Spots

Spots w/telescope

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