2003-10-29: Sunspots

Here's a scan of a pair of sketches I made trying to capture the huge scattering of sunspots around today. Observation was by eye-piece projection using one tube of a pair of 15x70 binoculars (using the same contraption I made up for the transit of Mercury). Both sketches were made in a few minutes just prior to 14:30 UTC.

There are two sketches because I wasn't really happy with the first and wanted to try again. I think the second is better for detail but perhaps the first is better for positioning. I also got the focus a bit better for the second sketch.

Poxy sun

That's a reduced size scan. Here's the full sized version.