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#1 Danzup77

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:19 PM

Hey all, whats a good site or resource in general that shows and lists current sunspot numbers, proms etc? Basically just want to be able to know what Im looking at while observing. Im still very new to solar observing and will take all the info I can get.

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#2 neotesla

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:37 PM

http://spaceweather.com/

#3 bob71741

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:37 PM

Try http://www.solarmonitor.org/index.php for info on active regions/#of sunspots/flares; nothing on proms here though-need to goto current observatory sites for that stuff.

#4 Andrev

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

Hi.

Me I check several time a day for live activity.

http://halpha.nso.edu/index.html

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#5 Andy Devey

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:25 PM

Hi,

I am always checking the GONG networks to select active areas for making time lapse movies of solar activity

GONG movie sites

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Andy

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#6 Danzup77

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

Oh awesome guys thanks so much. Had the LS80 on double stack for the 1st time today and although I think I need some practice with 4 different knobs everything looked great. Saw my 1st limb and the sunspots looked clear.

#7 Andrev

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

Andy

Heu... Same link no !

Andre.

#8 btb

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

I like to use this. Solar Dynamics Observatory

#9 Jeffrey C.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:04 AM

I always look at http://www.solen.info/solar/

#10 raylal

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:46 AM

Another very informative and detailed website is: http://www.solarham.net/

I check that one also every day.

Ray






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