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#121 Philip Pugh

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 07:06 AM

There's still a lot of cloud about in England but I've been able to see the sunspots through my binoculars (using proper filters, OF COURSE). I'm hoping for some clear weather so that I can snap the Sun thorugh my PST.

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 04:23 AM

I'm clouded out so far today but if it's clear where you are, you should be able to see the sunspot group about to rotate off.

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 07:08 AM

The sunspot group is about to rotate off, so looks a little bit like first or last contact of a solar eclipse. This will probably be the last chance to see it today.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 01:38 PM

I'm clouded out in Prague but the Big Bear and SOHO images aren't showing any details in "white light".

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 12:03 AM

Big Bear and similar instruments are showing new sunspot activity but you have to catch it quickly before it rotates off.

I'm clouded out in Prague but hope someone else can take some snaps.

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 08:46 AM

Well, yes, a sunspot and I didn't realise but it had been nearly a month since my last hydrogen alpha shoot:

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 10:59 AM

Sorry I've been away for a while, due to various reasons. Just as I'm ready to observe again, I get cloudy weather in England. My website is: http://philippugh.fortunecity.com/

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 07:38 AM

I finally looked today for the first time for ages. The active region wasn't visible in "white light" but it was visible on an otherwise bland solar disk, just about to rotate off.

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 01:20 PM

The solar disc was quite bland but I caught some faculae near the edge and a couple of very small proms:

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 03:08 PM

Viewing from the UK has been very limited lately but there was enough activity to even attempt "white light" photography, something I just haven't tried for ages. It was pretty darned good in hydrogen alpha. As I went out with my wife today, I haven't had time to process the snaps. I also do sunspot drawings based on binocular observations, too. For details, check out:

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 07:47 PM

Today's solar and other observations are now loaded up:

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

No luck with photographing sunspots, though.

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 08:09 AM

All "white light" solar activity appears to have stopped for now, or at least faded beyond binocular visibility.

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 01:55 PM

Nothing in white light and the full disc doesn't look too exciting but some of the close-ups show faculae and a nice looking prominence:

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

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 05:57 AM

Big Bear is showing a small sunspot but I couldn't see it in my bins. Also the Sun seemed quiet in my PST, although I won't process the photos until later and may find something I missed visually.

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 02:42 AM

Mauno Loa is showing a very active sunspot group but it's clouded out here. Worth checking out if you have a chance.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 08:21 AM

A couple of big prominences have been reported from south east England but I'm in Wales today and it's 100% cloud.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 06:18 AM

I managed to bin scan the sunspots at today's 2nd attempt but it was still too cloudy to snap the solar disc, so I just drew them.

This link shows my solar drawings:

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 09:57 AM

There's a filament and faculae in the active region, visible in my PST. It clouded over before I could snap the sunspots.

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 03:29 PM

I did a sunspot drawing today and there's a large filament from yesterday's PST shots:

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

Some deep sky stuff as well, all low tech.

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 04:09 PM

I only managed a few quick snaps between the clouds but there were lots of prominences and faculae all over the Sun, not to mention the odd filament:



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