Monika Landy-Gyebnar
Image taken:
Mar. 25, 2010
Location:
Veszprem, Hungary
Details:
This morning began with lots of clouds, so I sat in my room and checked weather webcams on my computer when suddenly I noticed that Sun could break through the clouds and shined on the walls of the neighbouring house. I rushed out immediately to catch the twin sunspot 1057. Good luck was also in my pocket as I only had about 5 minutes before the clouds closed again. A nice oriental plane (Platanus orientalis) tree - close relative to the American sycamores - stands near our house and I thought its fruits would make some special "sunspots" too. After I took some photoes of the Sun and the well-grown twin spots nr.1057 I walked behind this tree to record some even bigger spots on our mother star's face. I used a polarizing filter only to weaken the brightness of Sun. Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D with 300mm Tamron lens, 1/4000 sec., ISO100, f40
 
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