May 21 2020 Observations

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May 21 2020 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Fri May 22, 2020 7:05 am

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Today's observation was very short taken through a gap in what was nearly an overcast cloud deck lasting from 2:05pm to about 2:25 pm EDT local time ( US ). Since I had to leave for work at three I had to wait until after I got home in the wee hours of the morning after working overtime to post it. Fortunately I jot down notes! Temperature was in the low 60s and I observed so quickly I didn't notice the seeing. I used really low power anyway.

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Both AR plages visible. I can see two filaments easily that are associated with the northern larger AR. The smaller AR to the south is visible too but is more difficult. A tiny filament is visible just off the disc center. One prominence seen on the limb not far from the larger AR. It's fairly tall and looks like a curved dim candle flame. Spicule mottling covers disc.

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No detail. I did not have time to grab the higher powered Orion 70mm scope.

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Re: May 21 2020 Observations

Post by Montana » Fri May 22, 2020 8:06 am

Short but sweet, any time viewing is a moment of tranquillity :hamster:

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Re: May 21 2020 Observations

Post by AndiesHandyHandies » Fri May 22, 2020 9:22 am

Hi

I saw a double prom like a pair of bookends back to back at 5oclock for me and a thin faint jet up to the right.

Rest of day a washout due to light clouds.

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Re: May 21 2020 Observations

Post by marktownley » Fri May 22, 2020 10:27 am

Great report James, cloudy and windy for me today. Hoping the weekend offers some better conditions.


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Re: May 21 2020 Observations

Post by JochenM » Fri May 22, 2020 1:26 pm

Nice report James.

Hopefully you'll get to enjoy the session a bit longer next time.



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Re: May 21 2020 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Fri May 22, 2020 4:26 pm

Those filaments come and go and change in so short of a time.

The weather here in western North Carolina looks like clouds and rain for the weekend and coming week ahead. I guess I am now paying for that long run of good weather I had been enjoying up to last weekend. I had hoped to observe the Sun today to the tunes of Celtic music. I can still listen to the music though!

Keep posting. All of you people are my eyes to the Sun on cloudy days, along with the SDO and GONG network.


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Re: May 21 2020 Observations

Post by Carbon60 » Fri May 22, 2020 5:27 pm

Thanks for the report, James.

Too windy here, plus there's a strong risk of catching a rain shower. Not great once the equipment is set up.

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Re: May 21 2020 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Fri May 22, 2020 6:44 pm

I have a strong line of storms moving in now. Raining hard outside.


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Re: May 21 2020 Observations

Post by eroel » Fri May 22, 2020 11:17 pm

James, very good report.
Thank you.
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Re: May 21 2020 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Sat May 23, 2020 5:06 am

Thanks everyone! :movie


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Re: May 21 2020 Observations

Post by yltansg » Sat May 23, 2020 6:28 am

Hi James,

Thanks for your observation report. Looks like both ARs are maintaining or declining.

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Re: May 21 2020 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Sat May 23, 2020 3:55 pm

The northern one is holding together. The southern one is declining. I could not even see it in the eyepiece today.


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