Friday, August 18, 2006

sunspot on the beach (Awenda)

Took binos and big tripod down to the beach.

Found a big spot, in the early afternoon, near right limb. Small one beside it, toward centre. Slowly moving to the right, as we monitored it, over a couple of hours.

Image from SOHO.


It's interesting. This has been in the back of my brain for a while. The projected image on a piece of paper that I hold a half metre from the binocular eyepieces appears to match the orientation of this photograph which I'm assuming is a "correct" view, i.e. up is up and right is right. That would then mean the bino projected image is being reversed outside the binos and gets reversed. But then, with the binos behind us, it looks correct.

I must confirm this...

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