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Rusted

2/1/18 Sunspots!

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A chain of 5 small dark sunspots is visible in white light. 

About 8 o'clock 1/3 way out from Sun's center in inverted image.

A much larger area shows as a pale patch in H-alpha.

Prominences at 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock in H-a.

Solar Continuum white light filtered image added. Reversed by star diagonal.

 

P1360025 rsz 500  sunspot snap at 26mm EP.jpg

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The spots are each changing in density in H-alpha.

Some are much darker than when first seen over two hours ago.

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Good to see some action, usual grey blanket here.

Dave

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Indeed, Dave! Wall to wall sunshine here.  :thumbsup:

Frustrated that I can't share any decent images of what I'm seeing.
I'm taking afocal snaps through a 32mm EP with my TZ7 with only occasional success.
A short zoom Canon is only slightly better.

The Neximage5 covers a tiny area on the sun with my 2160mm focal length. Not ideal for solar! :crybaby2:
The images are covered in spots and marks despite a thorough cleaning of the Neximage5's sensor area.
Even the background keeps turning into a cloth type texture.
Plus I'm well out of practice with the iCap and Registax software.

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Swap you our rainspots for your sunspots.     ☹️

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28 minutes ago, Peter Drew said:

Swap you our rainspots for your sunspots.     ☹️

Nay, Lad.  I was hell being out there for four hours in 50kph gales at 36F at 55N! ❄️

Me polar mitts frozen solid to t' dome drive crank. I even set fire to my down jacket sleeve with the finder. :blush:

Anything for a bit of warmth! I was abzo-loootely shrammed! ?

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39 minutes ago, happy-kat said:

Last year? ?

At my age I can't be doing with these odd numbered years!  :icon_clown:

 

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