Picture of the Sun taken on 29th September 2002 using a Canon G-2 digital camera and a Meade ETX-90-EC with a hand-made $15 Solar Filter.
Two clusters of sun-spots are clearly visible in the image, one to the left, and one just off centre to the right, with a third cluster just visible near the extreme left side of the image.
This image was taken on the 29th September 2002 at approximately 15:00 GMT from my backyard in Nottingham England, using a Canon Powershot G-2 digital camera, and a Meade ETX-90-EC telescope.
The camera was mated to a ScopeTronix Maxview 40 using a Scopetronix Digi-T adapter. It was set to "program" mode, with the auto-focus overridden and manually focused to infinity. The camera was zoomed almost to maximum to minimise vignetting.
A home made Solar filter consisting of a sheet of Baader AstroSolar film, stretched across a tubular cardboard former was fitted to the front of the telescope optical tube.
The text was added in Adobe Photoshop 7.0 although no other image manipulation was performed.