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#1 Special Ed

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 02:54 PM

Hi all,

Here's a look at AR1045 in white light. This amazing train of sunspots is about 14 Earth diameters in length (112,000 miles/180,320km).

Unfortunately I had to observe through a fairly thick layer of clouds so I wasn't able to see any fine detail (but at least the Sun was out :) ). I also did not detect the new active region, AR1046, which is near the eastern limb at about the same latitude as 1045.

The Daystar appears to be waking up. :cool:

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#2 frank5817

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 04:56 PM

Michael,

Nice close up, it looks great. :bow: :rainbow:
I had a chance during the day to look at the sun and missed it.

Frank :)

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 07:48 PM

Thanks, Frank. I just grabbed some time between digging out of the last snowfall. Hope you get more sunny days. :)

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 08:02 PM

very nice solar sketch, nice to see the sun is waking up,we have 8-13" of the white stuff forecasted to drop down on us tonight & tomorrow,but spring is just 5 weeks away.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 02:13 AM

Nice close up :) Thanks for sharing.

#6 Special Ed

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:13 PM

Tommy and Simas, thanks. :)

very nice solar sketch, nice to see the sun is waking up,we have 8-13" of the white stuff forecasted to drop down on us tonight & tomorrow,but spring is just 5 weeks away.


We're getting the same weather--spring will be welcome. This has not been an astronomy-friendly winter in WV.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:34 PM

Michael,

An excellent observation of AR 1045. You have recorded this sunspot train very nicely. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 11:39 AM

Hallo Michael,

very good sketch of AR1045 ,thank you for the interesting details about this sun spots.180,320km unbelievable for me
when I think about it.

CS

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 07:22 AM

Hallo Michael,

very good sketch of AR1045 ,thank you for the interesting details about this sun spots.180,320km unbelievable for me when I think about it.


Thanks for your comments, Markus and sorry to take so long to get back to you--we've been dealing with near blizzard conditions here and no prospects for a sunny day in the forecast. I've only seen the big new active region (AR1046) online.

The scale of things on the Daystar can be mind-boggling--180,000km is almost half the distance to the Moon... :cool:


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