2-13-20 observations

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2-13-20 observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:42 pm

The sun is very bland today. I can see only one tiny prominence and maybe one tiny filament near the limit of visibility. Otherwise only the ever-present solar filagree is seen. White light is even more featureless. Not a spot in sight. I hope you guys do better with imaging!

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Post by marktownley » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:59 pm

Blankety blank!
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Post by DeepSolar64 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:35 am

:lol: Seriously blank! It's funny. I chose solar minimum to dive into solar astronomy.
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Post by mattwastell » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:01 am

Don't worry about it being solar minimum - when things pick up you will have honed your solar skills & then pow!
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Re: 2-13-20 observations

Post by Montana » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:50 am

Well you saw more than GONG then :hamster: I guess the small prom was the one in the south east, where was the tiny filament?

Starting viewing in solar minimum is a good thing, I started in the last solar minimum and I got really excited by the smallest detail. If you start at maximum then you are spoiled :lol:

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Re: 2-13-20 observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:08 pm

Alexandra,

The filament was located near disc center. It shows up as a tiny darker area just left of the disc center on the GONG Ha image. I am not even sure it is a filament. Maybe only a cluster of unresolved spicules in the chromospheric filagree.

I hope starting during minimum does help me hone my skills.

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Post by MAURITS » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:27 pm

Well done James
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Re: 2-13-20 observations

Post by eroel » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:28 am

James:
A nice observation of a rather blank Sun.
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Re: 2-13-20 observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:56 am

Certainly blank. I eagerly await sunspots!
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