I just managed to capture this magnificent sunspot late yesterday afternoon in between the dark thundering clouds with the video feature on my Canon 700D camera. Even with cloud passing across the surface of the Sun you can still make out the superb detail of its dark core.
It’s been a long time since we’ve had such a beauty on the Sun’s surface, and I can’t wait to see how it’s going to progress in the next few days, but for now, it’s hidden from me because of our cloudy skies!
The image is a frame taken from the video using a Canon 700D with a 5x Barlow lens attached to the camera, the camera was coupled to a Meade ED80mm refractor telescope that had an Orion glass solar filter firmly in place on the front lens. The telescope was on a tracking mount, the exposures were 1/250th second and ISO800.
(Please be very careful when looking at the Sun)
Always use solar filters on your camera or telescope lenses to look at or take pictures of the Sun