03/03/21 17:07:29 UTC
122.800 MHz
ALBEMARLE, NC
"GECKO06, no drop, no drop" Prob a C27J, tail#10-27030 (AE4CFE) at 12,500ft over KMEB vic. 3/3/2021, 1200hrs. -AJ
 
03/03/21 02:25:31 UTC
240.350 MHz
CLINTWOOD, VA
Mid air re-fueling training Eddie62
 
03/03/21 01:42:27 UTC
252.100 MHz
WAUCONDA, IL
Correction MASH84 KC135 near Toledo OH
 
03/03/21 01:41:41 UTC
252.100 MHz
WAUCONDA, IL
BRICKYARD MASH85 FL250 Code 2 one write up
 
03/02/21 17:58:17 UTC
276.500 MHz
,
Mid air re-fueling training
 

02/14/21 02:49:06 UTC
132.550 MHz
?
 
02/12/21 07:43:49 UTC
121.500 MHz
?
 
02/12/21 07:41:41 UTC
123.300 MHz
?
 
02/12/21 07:40:05 UTC
252.100 MHz
?
 
02/12/21 07:38:31 UTC
281.025 MHz
?
 
02/12/21 07:31:27 UTC
243.000 MHz
?
 
02/12/21 07:29:55 UTC
123.550 MHz
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Sunspot Photos taken from Daytona Beach, FL

With the solar storm to hit earth on 10/24/03 I decided to try and take some pictures of our current sun spots. I used a 4 1/2" telescope and a digital camera. First, WARNING! DO NOT look directly at the sun through a telescope, you will be blinded! Here's how I did it without loosing my sight.

I setup the telescope and aimed it as close to the sun as possible without looking through the viewfinder/spotting scope. Next put a lower powered lens/eye piece into your telescope. As a first try I used a 25mm Wide Angle eyepiece. Next take an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper and hold it above the lense, start by holding it about 6" - 12" from the lens (distance not critical). Using the telescopes drive motor slowly steer the telescope until you see a VERY bright image on the paper. Once you've got the image, adjust the telescopes focus until you have a sharp image of the sun and its sun spots.

In order to take the photos below I setup a digital camera on a second tripod next to the telescope and simply aimed the camera at the image of the sun.... This isn't a high class high priced scientific setup but I still thought it produced some interesting results. Below are pictures using both a 25 mm (low power) eyepiece and a 10 mm (high power) eyepiece.