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#161 Philip Pugh

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 04:45 AM

It looks like the sunspot will rotate off in a day or two but it was nice for white light viewers for a while. I haven't managed any hydrogen alpha shots for a couple of days due to haze.

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 04:17 AM

The sunspot has rotated off or else it is too faint and edge-on to be visible in my bins.

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:30 PM

There's been a bit of activitry lately. Here's my snaps:

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

There's also been some sunspots reported by a couple of astronomers in England but I haven't seen them this time round.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:38 PM

I saw the sunspot today and caught some detail in my PST.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 03:13 PM

There's a nice active region and a few small prominences. Check out my site:

http://philippugh.fortunecity.com/

Sorry for the silence but I've neem clouded out in England and busy with writing a book.

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 11:06 AM

I've suspended observations for now, as I try to finish off a book but noticed a new sunspot in the Big Bear images.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 06:08 AM

Big Bear is showing sunspots but I couldn't see them through this morning's cloud. In the meantime, I'm re-working my website: http://philippugh.fortunecity.com/ and snapped ours and Jupiter's moons last night.

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 08:18 AM

I've seen some sunspot activity but haven't brought my PST with me:

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

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 05:17 PM

There is a new sunspot visible in binoculars emerging from the eastern limb:

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

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 07:55 PM

Sunspot photographed through binoculars and Venus observation: http://philippugh.fo...servations.html

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 09:26 AM

I was hoping to photograph the sunspot and do some hydrogen alpha viewing/photography but it was too cloudy. I had to be content for a drawing:

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

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 01:22 PM

Today's been too busy workwise but I did manage to see new solar activity emerging from the east in "white light":

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

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 06:27 AM

7 weeks since my last solar session in H Alpha. Some of it was the day job and publishing but finally took a look yesterday. There seemed a lot of minor activity but nothing like what was reported in the press:

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

I've also made a few white light observations in the last few days. 2 sunspots are visible today.

I also saw a sundog yesterday.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:35 PM

There's a nice filament near the bottom of the solar disc:

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

I'm clouded out today and the weather prospects aren't good.

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 01:50 AM

After many days of cloud, I finally managed to see the Sun this morning (despite the weather forecast). Although the solar disc was rather quiet, there were a couple of large filaments to the left (west) and my shots included a close-up: http://philippugh.fo...servations.html

Please note that Latest Observations are for the last 5 observing days/nights and these observations are stored permanently in the August 2010 section of my blog.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 01:01 AM

Big Bear shows a sunspot rotating on from the east:

http://www.bbso.njit.edu/

I saw a large filament yesterday but haven't processed the photos yet.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 09:51 AM

A filament and a small prom were visible yesterday: http://philippugh.fo...servations.html

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 04:49 PM

Yesterday morning's session showed a sunspot in white light and a surprisingly bland solar disc in hydrogen alpha. For those of you who follow Big Bear (which you can access via my "Links" page), it is now back online and showing a sunspot with a marked penumbra. This is not resolved in my binoculars (armed with filters, of course).

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 03:23 AM

It seems rather quiet through my PST but there's a couple of new sunspots.

For full details: http://philippugh.fo...servations.html

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 01:49 PM

I updated views and photos under "Latest Observations" on my website. Some small prominences were visible yesterday and I saw sunspots yesterday and today.




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