When I returned home this morning I thought I’d play with the camera taking photographs of the misty valley and the Moon above; as the morning wore on my plans changed slightly 😉
At this point I thought it would be a good idea to go for a wander with the dog and the camera along the lane –
As I took this photograph I thought, wouldn’t it be good to take the Sun poking its head above the hills through the telescope rather than with the usual lenses, unfortunately I was not too close to the house and telescope at this point and the Sun was threatening to appear at any moment. So, a quick dash back to the house, set the telescope up and I’d just beat the Sun 🙂
I quite liked the last one as there are a few small sunspots on view, next time I’ll plan in advance and get the scope set up and focused properly.
Now for the obligatory warning – If you own a telescope* or have access to one please don’t just look straight at the Sun through it as you’ll go blind, which may put a crimp in your day really.
*this really applies to all optical devices such as binoculars, camera lenses….