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Pictures of the June 2012 Venus transit are here : 2012 Venus Transit

Partial Solar eclipse with sun spots 2192 (the big one!) , 2193, 2194 and 2195

Date
October 23rd 2014
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
PGR Scorpion
Telescope
Meade Series 5000 102 ED triplet APO
Filters
Lunt Solar Wedge, Baader UV/IR block filter, Baader Solar Continuum filter
Mount
AP 900GTO
Capture
Astro IIDC
Processing
PixInsight and Photoshop CS4
Notes
Weather was overcast. The above images were done through clouds.

Sun spots 2149, 2150, 2151, 2152 and 2153

Date
August 30th 2014
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
PGR Scorpion
Telescope
Meade Series 5000 102 ED triplet APO
Filters
Lunt Solar Wedge, Baader UV/IR block filter, Baader Solar Continuum filter
Mount
AP 900GTO
NB Frames
Stacked 5 out of 519 frames
Capture
Astro IIDC
Processing
Astro IIDC and Photoshop CS4

Sun spot 2149

Date
August 30th 2014
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
PGR Scorpion
Barlow
Meade 1¼" 3x telenegative Barlow
Telescope
Meade Series 5000 102 ED triplet APO
Filters
Lunt Solar Wedge, Baader UV/IR block filter, Baader Solar Continuum filter
Mount
AP 900GTO
NB Frames
1 out of 1184 frames
Capture
Astro IIDC
Processing
Astro IIDC and Photoshop CS4

Sun spot 2152

Date
August 30th 2014
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
PGR Scorpion
Barlow
Meade 1¼" 3x telenegative Barlow
Telescope
Meade Series 5000 102 ED triplet APO
Filters
Lunt Solar Wedge, Baader UV/IR block filter, Baader Solar Continuum filter
Mount
AP 900GTO
NB Frames
1 out of 791 frames
Capture
Astro IIDC
Processing
Astro IIDC and Photoshop CS4

Sun spots 2141, 2143, 2146, 2147, 2148, 2149, 2150 and 2151

Date
August 23rd 2014
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
PGR Scorpion
Telescope
Meade Series 5000 102 ED triplet APO
Filters
Lunt Solar Wedge, Baader UV/IR block filter, Baader Solar Continuum filter
Mount
AP 900GTO
NB Frames
Stacked 8 out of 596 frames
Capture
Astro IIDC
Processing
Astro IIDC and Photoshop CS4

Sun spot 2146

Date
August 23rd 2014
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
PGR Scorpion
Barlow
Meade 1¼" 3x telenegative Barlow
Telescope
Meade Series 5000 102 ED triplet APO
Filters
Lunt Solar Wedge, Baader UV/IR block filter, Baader Solar Continuum filter
Mount
AP 900GTO
NB Frames
1 out of 562 frames
Capture
Astro IIDC
Processing
Astro IIDC and Photoshop CS4

Sun spots 2149, 2141, 2150/2151 and 2143

Date
August 23rd 2014
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
PGR Scorpion
Telescope
Meade Series 5000 102 ED triplet APO
Filters
Lunt Solar Wedge, Baader UV/IR block filter, Baader Solar Continuum filter
Mount
AP 900GTO
Capture
Astro IIDC
Processing
Astro IIDC and Photoshop CS4

Sun spots 1726, 1727 and 1728

Date
April 20th 2013
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
Sony XCD-U100CR
Telescope
Orion ST90 (borrowed from a friend)
Filters
Identi-View Class A Solar filter, Baader UV/IR block filter
Mount
AP 900GTO
NB Frames
Stacked 22 out of 1030 frames
Capture
Astro IIDC
Processing
Astro IIDC and Photoshop CS4

Sun spots 1582 and 1579

Date
September 27th 2012
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
PGR Flea2
Telescope
Meade Series 5000 102 ED triplet APO
Filters
Identi-View Class A Solar filter, Baader Solar Continuum filter, Baader UV/IR block filter
Mount
AP 900GTO
NB Frames
Stacked 295 out of 2872 frames
Capture
Astro IIDC
Processing
Astro IIDC and Photoshop CS4

Sun spots 1582, 1579 and 1575

Date
September 27th 2012
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
PGR Flea2
Telescope
Stellarvue SV50 f/6.6 ED APO
Filters
Identi-View Class A Solar filter, Baader Solar Continuum filter, Baader UV/IR block filter
Mount
AP 900GTO
NB Frames
Stacked 47 out of 2966 frames
Capture
Astro IIDC
Processing
Astro IIDC and Photoshop CS4

Partial solar eclipse

Date
May 20th 2012
Location
Kensington, CA
Camera
PGR Scorpion
Telescope
Orion ST90
Filters
Identi-View Class A Solar filter
Mount
LXD-55
NB Frames
Stacked 4 out of 82 frames, 9 out of 450 frames and 9 out of 121 frames
Capture
Astro IIDC
Processing
Astro IIDC and Photoshop CS4

Sun and Sun spots

Date
December 25th 2004
Location
San Francisco, CA
Camera
Canon D60
Telescope
Meade SN8
Filters
Identi-View Class A Solar filter
Mount
LXD-55
Capture
On Camera
Processing
Photoshop CS2

All pictures taken by Rodolphe Pineau. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from the author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.