The moon and the sun

My first image of the sun

My first image of the sun

Just a quick shot of our moon and sun peeking through the clouds. I’ve been wanting to image the sun for a while now, but ideally I’d need a solar filter to put over my telescope. But seeing another image of the sun today made me improvise a little. Since looking into an unprotected telescope pointed towards the sun will instantly burn your eyes out, I decided to not do that. Instead I pointed the eyepiece downwards and held a blank piece of paper in front of it. Holding the paper in one hand and after waiting a while for the clouds to float aside a little, I made a photo of the sun projection on the paper with my iPhone. I like how on the upper left and lower right some sunspots are visible.

I also took a couple of images of the moon, stacked them and used wavelets to enhance detail:

Supersized HD image of the moon in front of blue skies

Supersized HD image of the moon in front of blue skies

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