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

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:12 pm
by MalVeauX
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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Full Discs:

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Earth Scale:
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Setup:

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

Very best,

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

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:17 am
by Carbon60
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.

Stu.

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

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:50 am
by marktownley
Super shots Marty! The spot is reversed polarity (compared to cycle 24 spots) so is part of cycle 25.

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

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:14 pm
by denababy
As always fantastic.

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

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:19 am
by Montana
A fantastic set Marty, what a lovely little spot :hamster:

Alexandra