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Pig

Sunday Morning Sun

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What a glorious Sunday morning we have in Northampton, beautifully clear blue skies and no wind :laugh:

The sun is pretty quiet today compared to recent events but is still looking wonderful.

There are a few small prominences dotted about the limb, the more notable being the group of 3 toward the 12 O'clock position and a strange sideways angled prom around the 5 O'clock position.

The sunspots are a little small today but there are quite a few of them huddled together, they can be separated quite nicely when zoomed or when using a higher power eyepiece, some excellent detail available.

The surface is particularly pleasing today with lots of granulation and filaments floating around, I think the almost perfect clear conditions are helping.

Its very strange watching the detail change before your eyes giving a very animated experience.

We also have a Coronal hole pointing our way. smack in the centre :shocked:

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Thanks for the excellent report. It's raining up here but makes no difference as the telescopes are packed away for a while whilst I move; hopefully to somewhere sunnier! Hope to be back in action in the autumn.

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Thank you :smiley:

I was wondering what had happened to you, are you staying in the UK ?

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Jealous, I have morning of grouting ahead[emoji45]

Barry

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Rather you than me Barry :shocked: I hope they are not tem tiny tiles.

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Ha! Not tiny, but finicky. After that, painting awaits. At this point , I'm pretty sure I can hear distant violins playing softly...[emoji24]

Barry

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Afternoon update

There are 2 proms around the 1 O'clock position and they have joined to form a complete circle, its looking ready to pop :shocked:

Another set in the 3 O'clock position are also starting to combine forces  :smiley: Unfortunately the gathering clouds look like they may interrupt proceedings.

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