Object Name: Sunspot AR1429.
Object Type: Sunspot Cluster
Date 10th March 2012
Media: Drawn at scope with graphite pencil on white paper then scanned and processed using Sketchpad Pro on ipad.
I used an 8″ SCT with a mix of 20mm bino viewer plus 10mm lens.
Weather was good.
AR 1429 caused quite a stir in UK as it unleashed a series of CME’s that raised hopes of a widely seen Aurora. Sadly UK weather was not kind for this event (no surprise there!). The cluster runs largely south at bottom.
I have blurred the result to more closely approximate the actual viewing experience.