The Moon goes full on June 20th, 2016. Image was created using a Celestron NexStar 130 SLT telescope and a NexImage 5 imager attached to a Celestron Ultima Duo 21mm eyepiece. Approximately 1 minute of high-resolution video was recorded and then 100+ frames were stacked using RegiStaxx to produce the final image. Location: Round Rock TX.
I recently invested in a glass solar filter for my NexStar 130 SLT and I love it. Before I attempt to do any Sun-gazing or solar imaging I usually like to know ahead of time if there are any significant sunspots to view. Is there a website that can tell me? Why yes there is! This website from the Solar & Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) is very resourceful and is perfect for my need. Clear skies, day or night.