5th December clear sky

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5th December clear sky

Post by robert » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:34 pm

A clear sunny day and Spaceweather saying no sunspots, but I had a go at a full disk at about 9° altitude today and was surprised by the active area.
I also wanted to try to locate Mercury in daylight but it was hazy and I failed at that but did find Venus. In the process using the ED100 with ND5 astrosolar film to locate the sun as a start to finding Venus I noticed that the sunspot was actually quite complex and large in white light.
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Re: 5th December clear sky

Post by Bruce G » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:00 pm

Wow! Where did that AR come from?
I may have some clear sky, for the first time in ages, coming up in a couple of days. I hope to be able to catch this beauty
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Re: 5th December clear sky

Post by ffellah » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:22 pm

I noticed in the SDO images that the sunspot appeared this morning (EST) out of nowhere...

Very nice images, Robert. I have hope for this weekend.

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Post by MapleRidge » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:12 pm

Great set of solar images Robert, and nice to see Venus as well :bow

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Post by marktownley » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:35 pm

Absolute beauties Robert!!! You've been getting some nice weather up there I gather...
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Re: 5th December clear sky

Post by banjo » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:06 pm

Fantastic :bow :bow
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Re: 5th December clear sky

Post by Carbon60 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:51 am

Nice images, Robert. Lovely Ha FD and Venus looks great. Well done.

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Re: 5th December clear sky

Post by Montana » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:06 am

WOW!!!! what a little AR! and incredible image of Venus :bow :bow :bow

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Re: 5th December clear sky

Post by robert » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:03 pm

Thanks for looking and kind comments!
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