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#101 Mark Sibole

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Posted 04 July 2009 - 08:22 PM

I had some very nice views with the PST today.
Some very nice sunspots and a few nice flares.

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 07:23 AM

I've been very busy with work and writing lately but I saw some sunspots in white light today.

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 03:14 PM

I haven't done any recent hydrogen alpha observing but have done some sunspot drawings and made some animations:

http://philippugh.fo...Animations.html

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 11:46 PM

I had a rare look last night but it was very quiet. Big Bear didn't show much either.

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 09:22 AM

Very quiet today with no proms and very little surface detail in my PST.

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 12:36 PM

Weather here has been terrible. Latest news:

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 09:34 AM

Had my first look for ages with my PST. I thought I saw a prom but wasn't sure but it was rather quiet. I check in "white light" for sunspots about once/twice a week (more tolerant of bad conditions than a PST) but nothing to report there.

I'm about to process the pics but don't expect anything outstanding.

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 10:01 AM

I had a rare look myself today and should really have tried earlier in the day but could detect signs of prominences under quite poor conditions, about the worst that a PST can tolerate.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 03:12 PM

Sorry no updates lately, as I've been busy with writing and home improvements.

Big Bear (link on my website) shows a quiet disc.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 05:52 AM

The Sun seemed quiet today but it's possible that someone with a higher spec instrument and camera could detect more:



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Posted 19 September 2009 - 01:47 AM

Had a rare look today and MUST try to get out more. Sun was quiet with just a small filament being the only feature of any note visible in my PST. Big Bear shows some plages. Totally "dead" in white light.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 01:07 PM

Did an outreach event at work today and about 15 turned up, less than last time. Collected a few coins for charity, though. Hint of a prominence through my PST but lots of surface detail and a nice plage. 2 sunspots caught in the bin scan. Unfortunately, I brought the wrong camera betteries with me, so nothing to show except a sunspot drawing, which is now on my website.

Trying again tomorrow.

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 05:02 AM

The prominence was more readily visible in my PST and the plage looked something like Pete's photos. No shots as I was busy showing the Sun but hope to snap it later if it clears. Sunspots have rotated and appeared to have faded.

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 05:02 AM

There's still a sunspot visible on Big Bear but it's faded below visibility in my bins. Managed to take some shots with the PST but the Sun seemed much quieter than in recent days. I'll process the shots later today if possible.

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 10:05 AM

Some prominences were visible in the close-ups but none in the full disc shot.

My gallery is here and gets updated from time to time:

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 05:51 AM

Some small prominences are visible at the top and bottom of the solar disc.

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 01:24 PM

I caught some small prominences today. The latest pic (as always) is on my home page. Just Google "Philip Pugh" and my astronomy site isusually somewhere between 3rd and 6th.

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 04:19 AM

I saw some prominences on the right limb (west) and took a full disc shot (not that much detail was visible) but it clouded over before I could do quadrant snaps.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 04:01 AM

Sunspots are now visible, although it's too cloudy here to attempt hydrogen alpha observations/photography. Here's the latest:

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 08:16 AM

The sunspots have changed shape and position. Check the previous post for the link.




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