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#61 Philip Pugh

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 05:55 AM

Although the Sun is still quite quiet, I just saw a small prominence at about 4 o'clock and a small active region near the north pole. It didn't show in white light, though.

It's nice to get my PST out of the cupboard again!!!

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 05:11 AM

Cloudy and wet weather have brought my solar observations almost to a standstill. I looked out at 12:35 today and could see some granulation features but nothing else. Low elevation doesn't help.

I'll post the pics on my website later but in the meantime, I've started this:

http://philippugh.fo...VideoClips.html

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 08:50 AM

The close ups show some prominences:



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



You can get the full size pics via my Photobucket album

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 05:05 AM

I checked out the Sun at 12:30 today. Despite the "clear" sky, the solar image was shimmering. I could see very little detail at all but took some snaps just in case I can detect something.



I also recorded a 5 min video introducing the PST.



However, neither are available yet, due to PC difficulties.

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 05:48 AM

I've done one full disc shot showing proms and another with surface detail.



In the quadrant shots, I was able to capture some surface detail on one hemisphere but not the other.



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Posted 14 December 2008 - 07:40 AM

I tried today at 11:45. Some granulation features were visible but nothing came out in the photos. The conditions were very poor. I should have tried earlier when it was clear but waited for the Sun to get higher in the sky.

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 11:08 AM

It was very quiet today and only minor granulation features were visible.

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 05:01 AM

I managed to see the Sun today. There were no sunspots and very little surface details in hydrogen alpha.

Check my Latest Observations on my website for details.

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 04:21 PM

Weather and illness haven't helped the last few days but you may be interested in checking out the Jan 6th entry from here:

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

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 01:51 PM

I took some snaps today and the disc seemed busier but I couldn't see any prominences (although some small ones were reported in larger instruments):

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

For those of you interested in finding out more about solar observation:

http://philippugh.fo...yingtheSun.html

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 12:29 PM

Added some more shots on Jan 17th but it was very quiet:

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

I'm away on business in Athens and viewing conditions are very poor.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 02:37 PM

I finally got a look at the Sun again after a 15 day wait but it appeared very quiet, with just granulation features visible.

Photos in usual place.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 02:36 PM

I managed another look today. Although the Sun appeared quiet visually, some prominences came out in the close-ups:

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

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 02:14 PM

Conditions were poor but I managed to catch a prom at about one o'clock:

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

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 07:06 AM

I didn't see any prominences visually but one came out in the photo of the bottom right quadrant (probably NW!?). I saw quite a lot of granulation but no plages, filaments, etc.

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

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:44 AM

It was quiet today but I managed a look after missing a few days with weather and business travel.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 01:36 AM

I saw some proms this morning but haven't processed the photos yet.

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 10:24 AM

Well at last, after 12 VERY long days, I finally managed to see the Sun today. I saw some sunspot-like features in H alpha, although they didn't come out in the snaps. When I detuned the frequency, they disappeared, so were probably very small filaments.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 03:54 AM

Checked the Sun with my PST before work today but very little was visible, just granulation features and no prominences.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 06:14 AM

The prominence I'd seen visually didn't come out well. Although it had a beautiful shape, it came out badly, as it was faint. However, another came out at 5 o'clock that I hadn't seen and there were some filaments on the surface. I took 10 shots in all:



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




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