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New Sunspot (Undesignated ATM), Big Proms, Full Disc | HA | Nov 9th 2018

Post by MalVeauX » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:12 pm

Heya,

Woke up to total fog cover, clouds and humidity. But, around 1pm Eastern, I was able to see through some sucker holes. Seeing wasn't very good, but it was good enough to attempt large scale. There's a new sunspot that looks like a small active region, but it's definitely a sunspot, a dipole, with two visible umbra that I resolved with a 150mm aperture. Some fairly large prominences are on the limb too. This sunspot is pretty interesting because it's such a high latitude on the solar disc in a region that sunspots of the 24th cycle really shouldn't be around. Maybe this is a sign of cycle 25?

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Celestron 150mm F8 Refractor > Daystar 150mm ERF > Baader UV/IR Cut Filter > Quark Chromosphere > ASI174MM
PST > 1.5x Barlow > ASI174MM

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Re: New Sunspot (Undesignated ATM), Big Proms, Full Disc | HA | Nov 9th 2018

Post by Carbon60 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:17 am

Another fine set of images, Marty. Looks promising for the start of the 25th, or maybe it’s wishful thinking :). We need some hope that things are starting to turn around.

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Re: New Sunspot (Undesignated ATM), Big Proms, Full Disc | HA | Nov 9th 2018

Post by marktownley » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:50 am

Super shots Marty! The spot is reversed polarity (compared to cycle 24 spots) so is part of cycle 25.
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Re: New Sunspot (Undesignated ATM), Big Proms, Full Disc | HA | Nov 9th 2018

Post by denababy » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:14 pm

As always fantastic.

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Re: New Sunspot (Undesignated ATM), Big Proms, Full Disc | HA | Nov 9th 2018

Post by Montana » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:19 am

A fantastic set Marty, what a lovely little spot :hamster:

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