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 Post subject: Surprising Sun
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:49 pm 
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Dear al(L)
The Sun were some nice surprises for me today (20th March). As it happened it was a very nice day, & perhaps lucky for me, I couldn't observe the Sun at my usual convenient time in the afternoon - because I had an appointment to watch my 7 year old Grandson acting in his school play. So I visually observed & imaged the Sun in Ha & White Light, just before mid-day, through our south facing kitchen window (nothing like as convenient to use as our west facing bedroom). However, the first thing I noticed through my Ha scope was a nice bright "FLARE". And there was another nice surprise in White Light - SUNSPOTS
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 Post subject: Re: Surprising Sun
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:48 pm 
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Thanks for putting these nice images up Cliff. I saw these spots developing a couple of days ago and they make quite a change to the boring run of blank days. Kind thoughts Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Surprising Sun
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:52 am 
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Nice as usual, it was a little blinding I hope you don't mine me masking it off so I could better see the ejections

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 Post subject: Re: Surprising Sun
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:00 pm 
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Bob & Skyhawk
My thanks to both of you.
Incidentally, I think Skyhawk's mod of my Ha prominence image is a definite improvement.
In hindsight I feel unbelievably lucky making yesterday's reluctant decision to observe/image the Sun before mid-day, because my family commitment prevented later afternoon observing. I doubt very much the Ha Solar Flare I observed nearing mid-day would have been visible a few hours later yesterday afternoon.
Best wishes from Cliff


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 Post subject: Re: Surprising Sun
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:46 pm 
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Great captures Cliff! You were so fortunate to grab the flare! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Surprising Sun
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:58 am 
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Cliff and all, the preceding group has turned into a more complex collection of spots; I counted 14 umbrae at 00.35 UT on 22 March (Melbourne, Aus) in my f5 80mm travel scope by projection. Worth keeping a watch for more flare activity. The following spot group seems to have disappeared since 02.45 Ut on 21 March. Kind thoughts, Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Surprising Sun
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:36 am 
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You have inspired me to make three filters for white light for my scopes just waiting for the sun now in Wales, Thank you

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 Post subject: Re: Surprising Sun
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:21 am 
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I watched the group approaching the limb yesterday and this morning they were almost on the limb but still visible as a seven spot group in my 80mm. By the time you observe from the uk they will probably be gone. Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Surprising Sun
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:04 pm 
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BrianS and Bob
Thanks for your comments.
Unfortunately I didn't get another chance to observe\image the Sun again until this afternoon (25th March). NO sunspots, nor flares needless to say, but a few small prominences and vague possible filament.
Best of luck from Cliff


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