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#1 Philip Pugh

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Posted 13 May 2022 - 11:24 PM

Our nearest and dearest star is more than capable of throwing up surprises in a short time. I bin scanned the Sun expecting to see a lot of Earth’s rotation since the previous evening and, perhaps, a little bit of solar rotation. Instead, I recorded an additional sunspot. A later look at the Learmonth images showed that the largest sunspot consisted of two plus a myriad of smaller sunspots that were below the resolution of my binoculars and certainly my camera.

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#2 MistrBadgr


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Posted 14 May 2022 - 08:18 PM

Thanks, Phillip! :)


If I remember correctly, you have something like a five inch Mak.  Are you set up to do solar with that scope?  I am thinking something like that is going to give about as good of a resolution as one can expect for solar with sun induced air currents getting in the way...maybe 250X?  What do you think? 

Bill Steen, Sky Hunters' Haven Observatory, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

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