2-11-20 Observations

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2-11-20 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:37 pm

Since I don't have a camera to post images here I will post my observations instead. I do keep a notebook as well. I do hope in time to get the equipment to image the sun. But I have so much to buy beforehand. A tracking mount, maybe a quark for my Celestron 102 refractor. A Herschel Wedge, etc. And the better cameras are not cheap. So for now it's visual-only for me. I use the GONG images as a guide.

Coronado SolarMax II 60mm DS
Three prominences seen but faint. One filament. The filagree is seen covering the disc. I see no active regions ( plages ) on the disc today. Seeing rough. 16x and 21.5x

Orion 70mm Solar Telescope.
Featureless disc. No spots or faculae seen. 25x.
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Re: 2-11-20 Observations

Post by dhkaiser » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:45 pm

Nice report, thanks. Cloudy here.

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Re: 2-11-20 Observations

Post by JochenM » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:07 pm

Sounds like you had a nice session there. Always fun when there’s activity going on that you can have a look at.

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Re: 2-11-20 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:34 am

I enjoy it. I would enjoy imaging as well but there is something special about seeing it with your eyes. For me imaging would greatly benefit my solar recordkeeping. Far beyond my descriptions. And I cannot draw well at all.
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Re: 2-11-20 Observations

Post by Montana » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:05 am

Thanks for the observational data, this is just as important and valuable as a record as the imaging side. Sometimes the eye will see something that everyone else has missed :hamster: also folk only image the biggest and best feature and ignore all the smaller details.

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Post by MAURITS » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:48 pm

Niceley done with the GONG image.
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Re: 2-11-20 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:07 pm

There are days I can see all that the GONG images show and other days not as much. I find the SDO images useful too. And the images posted here on Solarchat! Thanks all of you!

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Post by marktownley » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:18 pm

Sounds like you had a great observing session James.
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Post by MapleRidge » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:15 pm

Nice to see your report James...not a typical post, but any observations are welcome!!!

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Re: 2-11-20 Observations

Post by Astrophil » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:02 am

Enjoyable report, James. Detailed solar observing is a skill that few seem to have.

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Re: 2-11-20 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:26 am

Phil,
Like Deep Sky and planetary observing it takes time and patience. And then there is learning how to tweak the etalon tuning to get the best views of individual solar features. That takes some practice and getting used to.

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Post by salvo lauricella » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:33 am

Very nice report James.

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Re: 2-11-20 Observations

Post by ffellah » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:17 pm

Thank you for sharing your observations

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Re: 2-11-20 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:51 pm

Thanks Franco. Since I do not yet have the capability to do real imaging this is all I can really share here. My visual observations.

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