These are the full Sun photos the camera takes without the second 2X adaptor in place. The Sun just fills a 35mm frame. The enlargements above were taken from these photos. The camera still has less than ideal contrast even after the modifications I made to improve it. As a result, much processing is needed to bring out details in the sunspots. This makes the Sun's disk look "funny" in the photos. Click on them to see the full size photos.
These are the sorts of photos the camera takes with the second 2X adaptor in place. click on the photos for the full size image (they are large and will take a while to download). Now the Sun is much larger than the film frame and it is possible to get much more detailed images of the spots. The dark bands and blotches on the sun seem to come from shooting through thin clouds and haze. The contrast enhancement needed to bring out details in the sunspots also exaggerates the slight brightness differences from shooting through haze and thin cloud. It has been amazingly difficult to get a 100% clear day since I started trying to shoot the sun. There always seems to be some thin scum that is only visible when backlit near the sun
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