Morning star & much improved nearest star
Couldn't sleep again.
This time, just before dawn, looking out of the window not only was there a beautiful view of Orion, but also Venus, so I had to try that. (Venus_Samworth_200915.jpg)
Not much to see, apart from the phase, but then again there never is.
A bit later on, I had given some thought to how to best set my Canon compact camera (that has manual over-rides) to get better images of the sun when held up to the eyepiece of the 80mm refractor on the window-sill.
Here are the results. MUCH improved! (Sun_Samworth_200915.jpg & Sun detail_Samworth_200915.jpg)
Don't forget, these are white light images from inside the house, just manually holding the camera to the eyepiece. The camera is nothing fancy. It is just a 8 megapixel compact Canon SX100IS. The images are slightly enhanced with GIMP. As ever you can see SOHO's version at