Sunspot AR2214 20/11/14

The sun was out again this afternoon. Hence I decided to do some more imaging of the sunspot AR2214. With my equipment set up, I was aware that the seeing conditions today were much better than previously.

I used the Skywatcher ED100 refractor, Televue Powermate 2.5x, Olympus E-P5 (ISO 100 1/4000 secs), double-stacked Baader Solar continuum in Baader Herschel Prism with no additional filters. This setup was mounted on the Astrotrac TT-320X. The first two shot were the best single frames of the day.

Single image shot of AR2214 and 2209
Single image shot of AR2214 and 2209
Single image shot of AR2214 and 2209
Single image shot of AR2214 and 2209

These following images were stacks of the few best shots of the day, which were processed in Registax 6.

Stack of 6 images
Stack of 6 images
Stack of 3 images
Stack of 3 images

AR2214 has been described as a bear’s paw. And to a certain extent it does look like one, with the big black portion the pad of the paw and the smaller black portions the toes.

Boon