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by Cliff
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The SUN - 14th April
Replies: 1
Views: 18

The SUN - 14th April

14th April - I only captured White Light video clips today. One W.L. image 15:13UT now attached revealing Sunspot activity.
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by Cliff
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The SUN - 12th April
Replies: 0
Views: 102

The SUN - 12th April

12th April, another nice though cool day. I imaged the Sun again in Hydrogen Alpha (using a 60mm Coronado Ha SolarMax scope) & White Light (88mm refractor). I got interesting results but my White Light efforts although revealing Sunspots I feel a little disappointing. Three images are now attach...
by Cliff
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The SUN - 11th April
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: The SUN - 11th April

Bob - I didn't detect any Sunspots, either visually nor imaging on 11th April but presumably those you reported observing visually I did image the next day, (I will provide that in a new post). Brian - I do not know the 11th April small irregular bright-ish spot official classification, but believe ...
by Cliff
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The SUN - 11th April
Replies: 3
Views: 55

The SUN - 11th April

Three images of the Sun taken mid-ish afternoon, Sunday 11th April, are now attached. One is a White Light 88mm refractor image, the other two are Hydrogen Alpha images taken through a 60mm Coronado Ha SolarMax scope (one exposed to reveal Ha Solar disk detail mainly supergranulations but also in th...
by Cliff
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Sun - 9th April Again
Replies: 0
Views: 97

The Sun - 9th April Again

Hopefully I now attach a cropped image (inverted) which I think shows two men fighting on the Sun's Southern Limb in the afternoon, 9th April.
This may be evidence that Wm Herschel was correct in thinking there is life on the Sun.
Best wishes from Cliff
by Cliff
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The SUN - 9th April
Replies: 0
Views: 99

The SUN - 9th April

The 9th April helped me get my best Sun images for quite a while - although no Sunspots were detected in White Light, my Hydrogen Alpha images revealed some very interesting things for me. My Ha Sun Disk exposure image reveals not only supergranulations but also a quite long dark filament in the Sun...
by Cliff
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Elon Musk promotion
Replies: 7
Views: 233

Re: Elon Musk promotion

I totally agree with Mike. Human beings & in particular- there being so many of them (us !) now, making a real mess up of the earth. The Green Party think they have all the answers, but from what I gather the Green's seem to think the number of human beings can just keep going up & Up & ...
by Cliff
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: M63-re-processed
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: M63-re-processed

Brian
Great stuff, splendid indeed.
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by Cliff
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The SUN - 8th March
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: The SUN - 8th March

Skybrowser Thanks - I'm pleased you got decent viewing on the 7th March. I was clouded out then. Interesting that you used projection. In my case although I usually mention I observe visually, really I usually spend little time doing that in practice, most of my time is spent imaging & re-aligni...
by Cliff
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The SUN - 8th March
Replies: 3
Views: 198

The SUN - 8th March

8th March; cloudy morning but clearing in the afternoon, when I visually observed & imaged the Sun through our W facing back bedroom window.
My 88mm refractor, White Light Sun image revealing an interesting group of small Sunspots is now attached (not seen visually).
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by Cliff
Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Sun 2nd & 6th March
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: The Sun 2nd & 6th March

Skybrowser Thanks for your replies. Perhaps I should have also mentioned that I too did not see the Sunspots visually using my 88mm refractor. I might mention that most (nearly all !) of my visual observing & Sun imaging is done using the 88mm refractor pointing through double glazed windows som...
by Cliff
Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Sun 2nd & 6th March
Replies: 3
Views: 195

The Sun 2nd & 6th March

Skybrowser & or anyone else. In my 1st March post I said, "I seem to be getting a bit busier lately. Perhaps I should have said "I'm slowing down a bit\a lot". Whatever, I attach two White Light Sun images : - 1) 2nd March 15:09UT revealing a small faint-ish Sunspot in the Sun's S...
by Cliff
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Naked-eye observing Monday 1st March 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: Naked-eye observing Monday 1st March 2021

Skybrowser
A very thorough assessment.
Best of luck from Cliff
by Cliff
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: The Sun - 1st March
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: The Sun - 1st March

Skybrowser I didn't use the forum for a day or two, so did not see your comments until today, 5th March. Arguably the Sun's been a bit tricky the recently (despite quite the very nice weather which has now ended). However, I last imaged the Sun on 2nd March when I reckon there were a few Sunspots in...
by Cliff
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Yesterday's Sun ie 28th February
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Yesterday's Sun ie 28th February

Bob Thanks for your comments. I only occasionally look at "spaceweather" for at least two reasons - not wanting to influence my own independence & I already spend quite a lot of time observing & imaging -much as I enjoy the Sun, in some respects I would like to spend less time obse...