Object: Full solar disk showing the giant sunspot 9393
Exposure: 1/250th second
Filter: Thousand Oaks Optical Type 2+
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 800 digital camera, 1600x1200pixel CCD array.
Processing: Minor enhancement in Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Telescope: Afocal coupling using a TeleVue 102mm f/8.6 APO refractor and a 26mm Plössl eyepiece.
Mount: Vixen Super Polaris
Location: Laguna Niguel, California
Date: 03/30/01, 12:28pm PST
Comments: In this image, sunspot 9393 covers an area of the Sun equivalent to the combined surface area of 13 Earths. It is the largest sunspot since 1991.
Seeing was poor to moderate with haze and intermittent fog. Air temperature was 72F. Light wind.