February 19 2021 Observations

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February 19 2021 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:24 pm

Session time is 11:30am until 12:45pm EST local time ( US ). Skies are partly cloudy with poor seeing. The temperature out is 43F.


Coronado SolarMax II 90 DS. 32x and 44.5x ( Ha )
I could pick out all the filaments shown on the GONG Cerro Tololo image. The best ones are located in the SE and SW part of the disc. I could also see a plage in the NE with a small filament within.

I could see all the prominences in the GONG image visually. One erect one near the emerging AR in the NE and another sloping one in the NW. The SE shows a fainter group of branching ones.

The mottles were soft today and fairly low of contrast. A result of the poor seeing. The limb shimmers in waves reducing detail in the prominences as well.

Celestron NexStar 102GT w/Altair wedge and 540nm filter. 55x ( WL )
I can easily see a facula in the NE near the limb. With a close look and waiting for brief moments of better seeing I can see three pores within it. One of the pores is difficult and separated from the other two. I can also see another patch of faculae in the SW near the limb.

The granulation is really soft today. The result of poor seeing.

Happy Observing!

James


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Re: February 19 2021 Observations

Post by ammonthenephite » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:52 pm

Yay, a sunspot! I'll take it, even if its small, lol.


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Re: February 19 2021 Observations

Post by marktownley » Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:06 am

Thanks for the report James. Just cloud and rain this weekend. I'm going to carry on sorting out the loft this morning, then I feel listening to music, drinking beer and preparing food will be the order of the afternoon. I may see if I can get away with watching Star Wars this evening, however this may be vetoed by Mrs Townley...


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Re: February 19 2021 Observations

Post by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:03 pm

Thanks for the update James and Mark, Good Luck...

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Re: February 19 2021 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:18 pm

marktownley wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:06 am
Thanks for the report James. Just cloud and rain this weekend. I'm going to carry on sorting out the loft this morning, then I feel listening to music, drinking beer and preparing food will be the order of the afternoon. I may see if I can get away with watching Star Wars this evening, however this may be vetoed by Mrs Townley...

Music, eating and beer sounds like an excellent evening to me! Good luck on Star Wars.


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Re: February 19 2021 Observations

Post by Montana » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:01 pm

The Sun looks beautiful :hamster: if only I could see it too.

Alexandra



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