ALICE HANNEY, SOMERSET, 2 APRIL 2017
Alice says: “I wanted to capture detail on the Sun using my phone camera through the eyepiece, so I picked sunspot AR 2645 when it was clearly visible. I am pleased the penumbrae are visible in the final image. I was interested to read the article on the BBC Sky at Night Magazine website the next day about the flares from AR 2644, which I captured in the edge of my image – a lucky coincidence!”
Equipment: iPhone 5S, Orion SkyQuest XT6 PLUS Dobsonian telescope, Orion solar filter.