February 23 2021 Observations

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February 23 2021 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:49 pm

Session time is roughly 11:00am until 1:00pm EST local time ( US ). Skies are clear with below average seeing. The temperature is 60F.

Coronado SolarMax II 90DS. 32x and 44.5x ( Ha )
I can see one fairly large easy filament in the SW. I can see a smattering of a few other tiny filaments around the disc including a thin one associated with AR12805. I can see all the prominences shown on the GONG Cerro Tololo image. The one in the SW is nice and despite the seeing I can see a fair amount of detail within it. Dark voids and filamentary plasma.

I can see three active region plages. AR12803 in the NE, AR12804 in the NW and AR12805 in the south.

The mottles are somewhat soft today due to the seeing but still easily seen.


Astro-Tech AT72EDII w/Altair wedge and 540nm filter. 24x and 72x ( WL )
I was able to count 7 spots/pores in AR12804 and 6 spots/pores in AR12805. Early in the session I could see the granulation without difficulty but by the end seeing had degraded making the granulation more difficult to see. I could not see the faculae to these systems.

I have some images coming. I have editing to do!

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I had only one image that turned out decent today.

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Re: February 23 2021 Observations

Post by marktownley » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:22 pm

Super report James and a great shot of the prom! Just cloud for me today, better weather forecast for the end of the week and weekend fingers crossed!


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Re: February 23 2021 Observations

Post by krakatoa1883 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:45 pm

Great report James and fine prominence image. I counted more than 10 spots in the southern group and 7 in the northern one, a fine view in white light indeed.


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Re: February 23 2021 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:20 pm

Thanks Mark. I hope you get a good upcoming weekend.

Krakatoa1883,
You certainly counted a few more in that southern group than I did.

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Re: February 23 2021 Observations

Post by MapleRidge » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:15 am

Nice review of your observations and great pic of the proms too. Well done :bow

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Re: February 23 2021 Observations

Post by JochenM » Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:27 am

Thanks for the report, James.

That prom shot came out great as well; nice amount of detail in there.



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Re: February 23 2021 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:06 am

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Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:27 am
Thanks for the report, James.

That prom shot came out great as well; nice amount of detail in there.

Thanks Jochen, It's probably the only solar picture I have taken to date that is close to what I can see visually. Once I get my technique down and learn how to stack and edit I should be easily able to exceed what I see by eye, as many of you do.

Goodnight

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Re: February 23 2021 Observations

Post by Carbon60 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:44 am

Thanks for your report, James. That's an excellent prom image too.

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Re: February 23 2021 Observations

Post by Montana » Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:26 pm

Great to hear the report James and see the super prominence :hamster: :bow

The forecast is for fabulous sunshine here on Friday, I decided to take the day off work and this afternoon my boss set an all day task for me on Friday :( bang goes that solar holiday :(

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Re: February 23 2021 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:05 pm

Thanks Stu and Alexandra. I have more coming!


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Re: February 23 2021 Observations

Post by Stardust5858 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:17 pm

Thanks for the report James and lovely prom image. Thanks for sharing.


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