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William Smith
Venice, Florida, USA
05:51 pm

Equipment Details:

iOptron 200mm OTA with Mylar solar filter, Celestron AVX mount, Canon T5i camera body with 2” t-adapter.

Post-processing Details:

Minor post processing to correct bluish tint to more “realistic” look. Created inset image from “happy face” sunspot.

Image Details:

I was setting up for an evening astrophotography session and wanted to test my focus. Since the sun was still up, I put the filter on and swung over to it. I had not planned on taking any sun photos but the sunspots caught my eye. After taking a few images, I noticed the “happy face” spot.