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#1 Philip Pugh

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 11:57 PM

I thought it would be a good idea to post the latest Sun news on one thread.

There's always a latest full disc photo on my home page:

http://philippugh.fortunecity.com/

I saw 2 small prominences today but you need a steady mount and, if possible, something bigger than a PST to get a decent shot.

Please add any Sun news/observations here.

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 11:16 PM

It was still there today but fainter. I couldn't upload the image, though.

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 04:22 AM

Only granulation feature visible today:

http://philippugh.fo...servations.html

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 03:05 AM

I've been clouded out all of June so far: no change.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 07:08 AM

It cleared enough today to allow binocular scannin in white light but no more than that. There weren't any sunspots, though.

I've had a visual report of a filament yesterday.

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 03:50 AM

Managed to get some action at last:

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 02:28 PM

Please check again. I've just uploaded some new images.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 06:15 AM

More prominences today, so anyone with a solar scope should try looking.

Otherwise I've posted a full disc shot on my website and hope to sort the other photos out today or tomorrow.

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 07:29 AM

It's cloudy today, so I've checked some older photos and found detail I hadn't snapped before. I'll be adding to my solar gallery in date order:

http://philippugh.fo..._SunHAlpha.html

and also in the monthly reports on the day of processing:

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 07:22 AM

I'm sorry that there's been no further news from me, as I've been sufferring from a back injury.

I did a couple of binocular scans for sunspots but didn't see any.

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 03:41 AM

I caught a small prominence today:

http://philippugh.fo...servations.html

If someone with clearer skies and/or better equipment bags it today, please reply and give us all a  link.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 04:41 AM

I saw some granulation features on the solar disc yesterday but it was too cloudy to attempt a photo.

Pete Lawrence saw some prominences but he used a Solarscope 70 (much better and more expensive than a PST).

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 05:24 PM

Philip,
Seeing you basically give us a daily report on the solar disk I made this topic sticky to keep it on top so it wont get lost.
Thanks for the daily reports.

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 01:11 PM

Thanks, Mark. If I get them in early enough it lets US-based astronomers know what's going on.

The Sun was a bit quiet and I could only make out a very small prominence but anyone with a larger aperture might see better.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 01:59 PM

No observations were possible from south west England today but I checked the Big Bear images (link on my website) and there's a sunspot that MAY be visible that co-includes with an active region in hydrogen alpha. There's also a prominence at about 8 o'clock in hydrogen alpha and some small filaments to the lower right but it is otherwise quite quiet.

Worth a go if you have a PST or better, though.

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 09:32 AM

Couldn't see the sunspot today and it cleared enough for a hydrogen alpha shoot later. the Sun was very quiet but I hope to unearth (or should it be unsun???) some gems later today or soon when I go through about 30 photos.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 08:22 AM

Very quiet today and I posted 2 out of 3 pictures in grayscale/monochrome because attempts to color it obliterated most of the detail.

Some small prominence activity was reported from England yesterday. I did a big shoot yesterday but ended up with 2 barely usable shots. Happens that way sometimes.

Please let me know if you see the sunspot in "white light". Due to back problems, I can't use my 127mm Mak, so if anyone finds anything, please let us know.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 01:20 PM

I finally managed to get out at gone 8. I managed to see some filaments but no proms. I just used a quick set-up and one camera.



http://philippugh.fo...servations.html



The Photobucket album shows more detail and you can get their vis my website.

Some prominences have been photographed from the UK in the last few days using better equipment than I have.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 10:01 AM

Checked 10 minutes ago and there was a prominence at 11 o'clock and a nice filament just below the top of the disc. Remember that unless you look at about 18:50 local time, the orientation will be different from the USA.

I'll process the photos later.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 12:51 PM

Ready now and please post any you get with larger instruments on this thread:

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