Slightly off topic from the regular fare, but firmly in the ‘cool science stuff’ category.
Photo of the partial eclipse this afternoon, taken in front of our house, with massive sunspot region 12192 visible near center:
Equipment: Panasonic DMC-ZS3 with a Starmax 127EQ telescope and solar filter. Also required: patience.
I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, but it was a bit of a pain to get a good shot. I think I’ll need to buy a decent camera mount soon . . .