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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:23 pm 
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3 images of the Sun 2nd Sep. now attached :-
Ha Disk (60mm SolarMax 15:45UT).
White Light Sunspots (88mm refractor 15:58UT image).
W.L. Sunspots (88mm refractor 15:58UT cropped image) -hopefully showing Sunspots in greater detail.
Best wishes from Cliff - PS I don't think tomorrows weather forecast for here ain't so good !!!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:30 pm 
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Several tiny spots scattered about as well as the main group. Nice images!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:36 pm 
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Great views Cliff - I wonder what that little patch of faculae right on the f limb will bring into view. Weather forecast not good for tomoz.
:mrgreen: Bob


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:40 am 
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The little sunspot at the bottom of Cliff's image has blossomed huge complexity in just ten hours. See today's www.spaceweather.com .
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:14 pm 
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Dear Brian, Bob & BrianL
Yes, the Sun is doing some interesting things (puzzling me this coming minimum).
Perhaps,fortunately for me - dare I say it, me having run out of steam now - I was clouded out today (4th Sep) and so no Sun observing\imaging. I usually get my quota of short video clips in a hour in the afternoon - but my computer being a slow coach & me even slower image processing takes me hours in the evening. So it's nice to have a break.
Best of luck from Cliff


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:53 pm 
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The sunspot AR2673 produced intense flaring yesterday ( and today? ): www.spaceweather.com .

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:04 pm 
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Yesterday (9th Sept) was my first opportunity to observe\image the Sun for a week & me being in needed rest mode, I've been dilatory noticing your recent post - so too late to see the spacewatch Sun pics related to the recent past flares. Even yesterday I only a very short Sun window in Ha, NO White Light. Continuing cloudy for me now.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:24 am 
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Same here Cliff, nowt but cloud and torrential rain! :( :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:14 pm 
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Unbelievable ???
Quite soon after my previous post (4:04pm on 10th September), to my amazement the sky suddenly cleared (well a bit). I rushed upstairs and got a short visual obs of the Sun using my Ha SolarMax about 4:15pm through our back bedroom window. Despite the outer glazing being splattered with raindrops I could see a very bright though fairly small but significant lump sticking out of the Sun's west limb.
"FLARE ?"
Fortunately it didn't rain anymore, but the quite fast moving cloud didn't make things easy.
I was in a real flap getting Ha images, my first video clip achieved at 16:29UT.
The last of my 9 No (aimed for 20 second not always achieved) clips obtained at 17:11UT.
I've been frabbing about image processing on and off since & I hope to put two or three on the gallery "eventually", BUT don't expect too much I was battling the clouds which eventually stopped me altogether.
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