2004/1/10 The photo shows a distorted setting sun, two sunspot groups (537 upper left, 536 lower right in cloud), and an airplane. The photo was taken with a Celestron Starhopper 8"/f6 Dob, Baader solar filter, 18 mm Scopetronix eyepiece/adapter, and Nikon coolpix 995 digital camera, 1/125 second, at 16:51 EST. From Green Tree, Pittsburgh.
2003/1/30 A very hazy day after weeks of snow and clouds. The setting sun is visibly squashed, due to atmospheric refraction. From Green Tree, Pittsburgh, PA. Nikon coolpix 995 digital camera.