KEEP AN EYE ON THE S.E.LIMB for more action - NOW

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KEEP AN EYE ON THE S.E.LIMB for more action - NOW

Post by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY » Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:31 pm

Tuesday at around mid-day, SDO shows what is coming our way now.

Hopefully as good as AR2781...

Cheers
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Re: KEEP AN EYE ON THE S.E.LIMB for more action - NOW

Post by Rusted » Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:14 pm

Thanks for the heads up. :bow

Two days of heavy overcast in a row. :cry:
I'll just fire up Stellarium to check where the sun should have been today. ;)


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Re: KEEP AN EYE ON THE S.E.LIMB for more action - NOW

Post by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY » Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:30 pm

Ha Ha Rusted.
My chief Flying Instructor taught me to "Stick my finger out, and if gets wet - it's raining"
"If you can light a fag outside - there is not much wind"
"Watch the way the smoke drifts, for wind-direction"
"If you can't see the smoke, it was probably too-windy to light the fag outside - in the first place"..

Oooh Aaah !!

PS NO WIND, LITTLE SUN-SHINE & TOO LOW, 17-degreesC - so Summer again...

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Post by DeepSolar64 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:24 pm

Terry,
I almost signed up to take flying lessons back in the mid-90s. Cost stopped me. I wish I would have. It costs a lot more now.

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Post by Montana » Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:52 pm

Excellent news!!

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Post by eroel » Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:40 pm

Terry:
Good news.
Thanks.
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Re: KEEP AN EYE ON THE S.E.LIMB for more action - NOW

Post by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY » Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:00 pm

Thank you Eric, Alexandra and James.
Should be able to see whether spots or whatever, although I thought it looks like a spot and tomorrow should confirm that.

James, Yes it is expensive to learn to fly, albeit many U.K.r's seem to prefer to go to the states for flight-training, possibly because of the weather in some areas there - is better than the U.K.

Here the ability to legally-share flying costs does help to keep those costs down.

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Re: KEEP AN EYE ON THE S.E.LIMB for more action - NOW

Post by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY » Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:04 am

AR2782 is now "C-CLASS " flaring with spots too at Thursday AM

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Re: KEEP AN EYE ON THE S.E.LIMB for more action - NOW

Post by Rusted » Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:06 pm

EGRAY_OBSERVATORY wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:30 pm
Ha Ha Rusted.
My chief Flying Instructor taught me to "Stick my finger out, and if gets wet - it's raining"
"If you can light a fag outside - there is not much wind"
"Watch the way the smoke drifts, for wind-direction"
"If you can't see the smoke, it was probably too-windy to light the fag outside - in the first place"..

Oooh Aaah !!

PS NO WIND, LITTLE SUN-SHINE & TOO LOW, 17-degreesC - so Summer again...

Terry
If the cloud doesn't clear soon I shall qualify for an official SAD badge for my solar imaging cap. ;)
SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder or winter depression.


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Re: KEEP AN EYE ON THE S.E.LIMB for more action - NOW

Post by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY » Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:27 pm

Yes Rusted, you are not alone with the bad weather affecting both our areas and the forecast is showing more to come.

I'm just spending the down-time with some new-gear, so at least not all lost here and in any case so little time with the low-down Sun at the observatory, that at least I've something else to do with eventual Sola-imaging etc., and imaging from a different location...

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Re: KEEP AN EYE ON THE S.E.LIMB for more action - NOW

Post by Rusted » Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:33 am

EGRAY_OBSERVATORY wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:27 pm
Yes Rusted, you are not alone with the bad weather affecting both our areas and the forecast is showing more to come.

I'm just spending the down-time with some new-gear, so at least not all lost here and in any case so little time with the low-down Sun at the observatory, that at least I've something else to do with eventual Sola-imaging etc., and imaging from a different location...

Cheers
Terry
Enjoy! :D

It's not all bad! Cloudy weather gives us the time to do all the things we promised we would when it was sunny.
Like fitting a bigger PSU, case and cooling fan, fusebox with fuses and a new PA altitude turnbuckle for my home made mounting.
How's that for prioritising? :lol:


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Re: KEEP AN EYE ON THE S.E.LIMB for more action - NOW

Post by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY » Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:19 pm

Absolutely Rusted on taking advantage of the "Down Time."

like you, with our bad-weather in S.E.England, I've been working on the new R2 imaging-system, where it is now all fitted in a flight-case and over the weekend the first imaging trials using a 114mm reflector-scope, has successfully imaged a Boeing 747 at some 20-miles range, from home and through a double-glazed window in poor day-light too.

Even the first image taken and extracted from an AVI-file of my weather-station's mast-head at around 40-feet distance, shows some of the many possibilities available.

Just need some Sun-shine to try the new portable-gear along with the reflector and the Vixen mount outside for some WL trials...

Cheers for now
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Re: KEEP AN EYE ON THE S.E.LIMB for more action - NOW

Post by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY » Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:14 pm

As Dan has just mentioned in his own post, there is another massive Sun-spot appearing on the edge of the S.E.Limb, as of 22:00z on Monday evening
16th November..

Hopefully I will get a little bit of Sun-shine to image this with the new R2 and the 114mm Reflector - soon.

Watch this (or that) space...

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