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Partial Solar Eclipse, December 25, 2000, 17:08 UT, seeing 3 - 5.

90mm f/5 refractor with a Baader solar filter on alt-az mount. Magnification 48x with AP/Baader/Zeiss Binoviewer. Several sunspots visible, including a sunspot group near the lunar limb.

"It is only during an eclipse that the man in the moon has a place in the sun." -- Anonymous

Click left arrow below to view Space Shuttle sketch or right arrow to view Venus sketches.