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 Post subject: The Sun - 5th March
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:12 pm 
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Dear al(L)
I was pleased to find the Sun a bit more exciting today (5th March) than I've seen it for quite a while !
Three images attached : -
1) 15:42 UT in Hydrogen Alpha, using 60mm Coronado SolarMax, just revealing super-granulations & a small plage in the Sun's NNE sector.
2) 15:43 UT in Ha again using stronger exposures & image processing, just revealing a few close small faint prominences on the W limb.
3) 16:08 UT in White Light using 88mm refractor, revealing a small Sunspot & nearby Pore, in the NNE sector.
Best of luck from Cliff


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 Post subject: Re: The Sun - 5th March
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:19 am 
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:)

I will try white light as well

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 Post subject: Re: The Sun - 5th March
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Nice one Cliff, I picked the spots up visually today; first ones for a while. Best wishes, bob


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 Post subject: Re: The Sun - 5th March
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RMSteele wrote:
Nice one Cliff, I picked the spots up visually today; first ones for a while. Best wishes, bob



I must knock up a filter tonight for white light :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Sun - 5th March
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Nice shots Cliff. :D I didn't manage to capture anything this time.

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 Post subject: Re: The Sun - 5th March
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Skyhawk, Bob & BrianS
Thanks for your comments. Unfortunately the Sun doesn't seem to be been very observer friendly of late, But it does provide some encouragement from time to time -if you're lucky.
Best wishes from Cliff


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Hello Cliff, I’m getting about 9 out of 10 days when I can catch the Sun here in Australia. The only slight problem is with the equipment. I project the Sun with my 80 mm f5 achromatic travel scope, giving a smaller image scale than my long focus ‘scope at home; also the eyepiece field stop is gradually melting from the onslaught of the solar flux! The spot group you imaged seems to be on the wane now, but at one point over the last few days I counted seven spots. Of course I’m observing at what will be 2300 to 0500 hours for the UK. Kind thoughts, Bob


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 Post subject: Re: The Sun - 5th March
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Bob
Sorry about being late in me replying.
How are things in Australia - or are you back home now ?.
Best wishes from Cliff


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Hello Cliff, yes still in oz. the weather is getting changeable, but still lots of sunny days. We went to the planetarium here in Melbourne and they have an illuminated 7 metre photo printed (?) globe of the Moon suspended from the roof in one unlit hall. It was truly spectacular in the dark. I was going to post a photo here but the image content is too big and I can’t resize it on the tablet I’m using. We are here a bit longer and I’m continuing the solar obs - managed 26 days in March. The funny thing is that according to UT I can be making one observation in the local afternoon at say 2 hours past midnight (UT); and on the next local time morning, that day’s observation here will be recorded at maybe 2300 on the same date (UT) as the preceding observation - if that makes sense! Hope you are well, Kind thoughts, Bob


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