Uwe Pilz from Leipzig, Germany. Astronomical pages (in German, but easy to navigate)
Clear skies / "Bright skies aren't empty skies" (James Mallaney)
My best solar system sketches / My deep sky sketches
Quote:UweThanks for giving my the idea to go out and look at the sun. I saw for the first time in my life a sunspot! But my ETX-70 is not up to the task. I didn't get a sharp immage from the duo. At x10 the immage was acceptable. At x27 it became difficult to see the sunspots. Higher magnifications were a total failure, I didn't reached in focus. I know a Meade ETX-70 isn't "high quality optics", but for deepsky and the Moon it gives acceptable immages. Are sunspots more demanding?The sunspots looked oblong to me, but that's not true in reality I used a selfmade black polymer filter from Thousand Oaks.
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