Saharan Dust Over Cyprus

Today was a pretty weird day, weather wise…

Bursts of dust from the Sahara desert are no strangers to our little island, but still…

Today the atmosphere was so saturated by the Saharan dust that I was able to shoot the Sun with my C8+ telescope *without* a solar filter!!!

I even captured a sunspot on the upper left part of the Sun!

The first picture is with a 300mm telephoto lens, the second with prime focus on the C8+ without eyepiece, and the third is prime focus with a 25mm eyepiece…

Tzalavras Saharan Dust 01Tzalavras Saharan Dust 02bTzalavras Saharan Dust 03


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