May 23 2020 Observations

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May 23 2020 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Sat May 23, 2020 4:27 pm

All,

Today the sun came out long enough for me to get a short observation just before noon. It's really humid with a temperature of 75F. Seeing looks pretty decent.

Coronado SolarMax II 60DS 16x and 21.5x ( Ha )
4 prominences visible. One is a sizeable hedgerow prom on the departing northern limb. I see 5 filaments in the northern hemisphere. They look like little dark dusky patches. I see one filament in the southern hemisphere. The northern AR is easy to see and is bipolar. Seen in two sections. I see no filaments within or near it. Spicule filagree covers the disc.

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I can see the facula to the AR with difficulty. Mainly because it disturbs the surrounding granulation which I can easily see as a very fine discwide texture. No pores or spots seen.

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Re: May 23 2020 Observations

Post by krakatoa1883 » Sat May 23, 2020 4:46 pm

Great observing session. I missed everything today, still cloudy here.


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Re: May 23 2020 Observations

Post by rsfoto » Sat May 23, 2020 5:01 pm

Hi James,

Great report


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Re: May 23 2020 Observations

Post by JochenM » Sat May 23, 2020 5:12 pm

Good to hear you got a decent session in, James.



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Re: May 23 2020 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Sat May 23, 2020 5:44 pm

It was still short. Lot's of clouds still around and I am heading down to my dad's for the weekend. I am taking the SM60 and Orion70 with me.


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Re: May 23 2020 Observations

Post by dhkaiser » Sat May 23, 2020 6:02 pm

Nice report. Stereo shows another AR beyond the east limb, let's hope it does not fade like the recent two.


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Re: May 23 2020 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Sun May 24, 2020 5:16 am

I didn’t see the southern AR at all today. I am hoping for spots on the upcoming one. BIG ones!! :)


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Re: May 23 2020 Observations

Post by Carbon60 » Sun May 24, 2020 6:40 am

Thanks for the report, James.

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Re: May 23 2020 Observations

Post by Montana » Sun May 24, 2020 5:38 pm

A lovely report James :hamster: sadly the weather has been terrible this weekend here (lots of trees down sadly) but hopefully it will be sunny tomorrow and we have a public holiday too :hamster:

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Re: May 23 2020 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Sun May 24, 2020 7:07 pm

We have a holiday here tomorrow too. Memorial Day.


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Re: May 23 2020 Observations

Post by marktownley » Mon May 25, 2020 12:00 pm

Good job James!


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