[AZ-Observing] Re: Viewing the Annular

  • From: Joe Larkin <joeclarkin@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 12 May 2012 16:32:44 -0700 (PDT)

I've been preparing for the eclipse today and made some welder's glass viewers, 
a homemade filter using Baader Astrosolar film for my little 3" refractor and 
even a pinhole viewer for fun. 

I was surprised with the great view with the Baader film. The large group was 
very impressive and detailed. The limb of the sun showed a lot of interesting 
light and lighter detail especially near a pair of smaller spots. I didn't 
count all the spots but there were quite a few. 

I've never been much of a solar viewer. At most I used projection with the 
little refractor. I've done this rarely to see a major spot or partial eclipse, 
and I viewed the last Mercury transit this way. So the details today were 

Joe Larkin
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