In between the cloud patches this afternoon I finally got to see these amazing huge sunspots on the surface of the sun. As I’m away on holidays I had to use my camera setup for capturing wildlife…and it worked perfectly to capture these spectacular sunspots :-)
This is the largest sunspot to grace the suns surface in over 10 years, and it’s quite remarkable considering how quite this solar cycle has been.
Image taken on the 7th January 2014 with a Canon DSLR 40D on a tripod with Canon 100-400mm lens and 2x converter (with a glass solar filter attached to lens) set at 400mm = 1280mm, exposure 1/1000th second, at F5.6 and ISO 500, one single image.
Photo taken at Leslie Dam just outside of Warwick in Queensland, Australia.
Sun Warning: Please only look at the sun with proper solar filters attached to your camera lenses or telescope or do the projection method.