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#41 Philip Pugh

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 01:58 PM

Back in action today at 09:00. I could see very little solar detail visually but picked up a prominence at about the 3 o'clock position.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 10:08 AM

I saw the Sun from Holland today. I saw one large prominence and one small one but only managed to capture granulation features.



Most of my class saw the Sun in hydrogen alpha light for the first time.

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 03:51 AM

I checked the Sun from Holland mid-morning and at lunchtime and it was very quiet with no prominences and very little surface detail.

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 04:09 AM

Prom at 9 o'clock today just after mid-day. Otherwise fairly quiet. I'll do the snaps later.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 08:59 PM

I don't have any kit with me today but Big Bear shows nothing in "white light" and there's a small prominence at 11 o'clock in H alpha and a filament about 1-2 o'clock near the limb.



I don't think either will be visible in a PST but could be in a larger Coronado or Solarscope.

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 04:25 AM

2 small proms at about 3 o'clock, otherwise quiet.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 09:11 PM

Thanks, Brian B for alerting us to the sunspot. I checked the Big Bear pictures today and there's 2 in a small active region.



I think they'll be below resolution of my 15x70 binoculars but it looks cloudy here, so I won't be able to confirm.



Still, its nice to see some action again.

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 01:56 AM

A small sunspot pair is just about visible but the disc is otherwise quite quiet but there's some nice prominences at 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock.

Yesterday's pictures didn't show much.

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 01:41 PM

I caught some proms today:



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Anyone caught it with anything bigger than PST?

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 05:46 PM

Yes I did how do I upload my pics

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 05:49 PM

THe first was the 28 and this is from the 29 september

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 05:10 PM

I've managed to get some UK astronomers to add some stuff here:

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 05:12 PM

THe first was the 28 and this is from the 29 september


Nice shots, Adrian. Firstly, what kit and processing techniques do you use?

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 12:47 AM

I was away in Oslo last week, without my beloved PST. I tried to see the sunspot but it was too small to resolve in my binoculars.

Its clouded out today.

You may find the following useful:

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 09:13 AM

I managed my first hydrogen alpha view today since my return to England. I saw a prominence at both the top and bottom of the solar disc.

I'll post the photos later.

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 05:46 PM

Thanks, Philip.
For those pics I use my PST and my nikon coolpix 4500, on sepia mode and then I open it w/photoshop adjust levels>unsharp mask>curves.
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Posted 22 October 2008 - 09:41 AM

Took some shots today:

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I didn't see the prominence but captured it on photo.

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 06:13 AM

I saw some small proms at about 10 o'clock an hour ago and the surface was quiet.

I haven't processed the shots, though.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 02:26 PM

I still haven't process the shots (bit busy) but had a look yesterday. It was rather quiet, with a hint of a filament near the centre.



The main sun viewing season is over but I'm hoping for a few lunchtime visits. However, I expect to be rather quiet for the next 2 weeks.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 11:37 AM

Just loaded photos from 29th and today. I managed to get some surface granularity in some of the close-ups and a small hint of a prominence that I missed visually on 29th.

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