January 7 2021 Observations

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January 7 2021 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:09 pm

Against all odds my skies cleared today enough to allow a short visual run on the Sun despite snowy weather being forecast for this evening, tonight and tomorrow. Session time is 12:30pm to 1:06pm EST local time ( US ). Skies are partly cloudy with fair seeing and the temp is 36F.

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I can see three filaments on the southwest and south-central part of the Sun. Two are really easy to see with a curved one being particularly easy to see. I also see two filaments near the SE limb that are not difficult either. I also see two filaments in the NNW near the limb.

I can see two prominences. A nice hedgerow in the SW and a small prom in the NE.

The mottles cover the disc and are not difficult to see today.


Orion 70mm Solar Telescope. 27.5x ( WL )
While I can see no spots I can see a scattered patch of faculae with three bright points within it. This is in the SW quadrant nearing the limb. I can just hint the very fine solar granulation but I am using a low magnification today.

Carpe Lumen!

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Re: January 7 2020 Observations

Post by marktownley » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:46 pm

Brilliant! Glad you got your window James. Thanks for the report. It's snowing here now, and more forecast for friday, but Saturday is supposed to be good, and i'm looking forward to (hopefully!) getting my first solar session of 2021 in the bag.


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Re: January 7 2020 Observations

Post by Carbon60 » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:54 pm

Thanks for your report, James. Good information.

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Re: January 7 2020 Observations

Post by rsfoto » Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:34 pm

Hi James,

Very good and your clouds seem to have got to my place :lol:


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Re: January 7 2020 Observations

Post by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY » Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:36 pm

Thanks for your report James.
It may be that the oncoming AR towards or on the S.E.Limb has degraded to not much more than a very small area...

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Re: January 7 2020 Observations

Post by eroel » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:04 pm

James, thanks for the report, but much clouds and haze at home.
Just got one FD.
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Re: January 7 2021 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:48 pm

I just caught that I put 2020 instead of 2021.


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Re: January 7 2021 Observations

Post by MapleRidge » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:51 pm

Good read on your session James !!!

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Re: January 7 2021 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:34 am

Thanks everyone for your thanks and input. I currently have snow falling outside. I will be surprised if I get a session in on January 8th.

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Re: January 7 2021 Observations

Post by Montana » Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:18 am

Lovely report James :hamster:

Don't forget to look for polar faculae bright points especially in the southern hemisphere now that it is pointing towards us. You should try to give us a polar faculae count each report, they will gradually diminish in number as the cycle increases :)

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Re: January 7 2021 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:01 pm

Montana wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:18 am
Lovely report James :hamster:

Don't forget to look for polar faculae bright points especially in the southern hemisphere now that it is pointing towards us. You should try to give us a polar faculae count each report, they will gradually diminish in number as the cycle increases :)

Alexandra

Alexandra,
Thanks for the advice. I will try to see them. The biggest problem I have had lately in seeing them is the seeing conditions. It usually takes a steady atmosphere to see them and the average lately hasn’t been good. I need an adaptive optics module for my refractor 😂 !

Today it’s cloudy with 2 inches of snow outside. I will surprise me if it clears before work.

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