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#81 Philip Pugh

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:05 AM

There's a small prominence at about 2 o'clock. I didn't get a good look as I viewed the Sun through thin cloud.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 01:58 AM

I've made new white light filters (will post instructions on my web site some day) but nothing is visible.

The solar disc is quiet in hydrogen alpha light, except for a filament and a prominence that appears around the 10/11 o'clock position in a PST.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 04:41 AM

It was rather quiet this morning, with no prominences and only some surface detail.

Nothing in white light yesterday.

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 12:50 PM

There was a small prominence today and I was able to tease out some surface detail in my "quadrant" shots. All under Latest Observations.



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Posted 29 April 2009 - 08:09 PM

Nick's latest images show what's happennig:



http://forum.skyatni.../tm.asp?m=94380



I took a few shots through my PST and found a small prominence that I'd missed visually:



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Posted 03 May 2009 - 01:15 AM

Rather quiet on the solar front this morning, with no prominences and just some surface detail in my PST.

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 12:20 AM

There was some prominence activity yesterday but has quietened today. Pictures are here:

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

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 01:02 PM

Bit more exciting today, especially at the lower edge of the Sun as seen through the PST.

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 10:23 AM

The weather's been bad for solar viewing in England recently but there is some activity in white light with faculae visible and some posters on a UK forum have been lucky enough to see prominences in hydrogen alpha and calcium K light.

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:41 AM

I was disappointed not to see any proms but there's a great filament in the centre of the solar disc. I saw the facule in white light in my bins at lunchtime.

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 10:02 AM

... and here it is:

http://s197.photobuc...09MayD21_05.jpg

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 01:17 PM

It was rather quiet today but there were some small filaments on the solar disc.

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 04:46 AM

It was quiet yesterday but there were a couple of small prominences today.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 11:55 PM

Now getting interesting.

Sunspot in while light!!!

Plage and few small proms in hydrogen alpha.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 11:35 PM

I haven't seen the Sun in hydrogen alpha today but there's another sunspot.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 01:10 PM

The 2 sunspots have faded and there was a large prominence this morning.

Some great photos have been posted on the BBC Sky at Night forum. I only use a PST and digital camera but can still pick up some detail.

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 01:59 AM

Only one sunspot visible today in the bins.

Active region getting more prominent in H alpha.

Wasn't 100% sure about prominences today.

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 02:19 AM

I was quietly working away indoors when I suddenly noticed that it had (very) unexpectedly cleared. I had a look in H alpha but the recent excitement seems to have died down.



I'd recommend keeping an eye out, even in white light, though.

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 08:45 AM

Sorry I haven't been on for a while. Life has been busy but the Sun hasn't. Some prominences have been seen from the UK but not by me.

Although I write, I still have the day job of teaching in industry.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 04:43 AM

>:(

Some sunspots are now visible in white light. Be sure to consult safety info if you haven't done solar observing before.




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