#19 - 25 Interesting Facts About Northern Lights You Should Know before you see them. - Auroras tend to be more frequent and spectacular during high solar sunspot activity, which cycles over approximately eleven years. The last climax was in 2013.
On instagram by alien_technologies #astrophotography #contratahotel (o) http://ift.tt/1UjocKm #sunspots #astronomy #alien_technologies sunspot activities captured on 2-20-16 using a Meade SN10 with a Thousand Oaks solar filter and an Orion Starshoot 5mp camera
Credit: NASA/SDO Monday, March 11, 2013: This year, 2013, marks the peak of the 11-year sunspot cycle. Yet solar activity remains relatively low. This image shows the Earth-facing surface of the sun on February 28, 2013, as observed by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. Only a few small sunspots appear, although many spots usually riddle the sun’s face during peak solar activity.
The observatory dome houses a Celestron 14" Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope mounted on a Celestron PRO computerized mount with a wide array of filters, imagers and eyepieces that will enable you to experience the thrill of bringing faraway moons, planets, nebulae, clusters, galaxies etc. right into view, up close and personal. There is also a 100mm Lunt solar telescope, specially designed for observing the Sun in great detail with removable filters that allow for sunspots and other solar…
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