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André Vaillancourt Visual observer only since 1974 Skyshed POD / C14 HD 355/3910mm / CGE pro Lunt LS152 152/900mm solar / CGEM DX Celestron C80 80/600mm LS50Ha solar filter Ile Perrot, Québec, Canada / 53 years old / red zone SQM 19
Quote:Excellent work. The detail on sunspot 1899 is wonderful. For poor seeing you've managed to tease out so much...Imagining what that "spot" actually is and how enormous it is as well adds to my enjoyment of seeing your work.Randolph
Quote:Jason, I was brought up being told never to point a telescope at the Sun. Burned a hole in a 2x4 with my home built 6" mirror to drive home the point. Maybe it is okay to do so. It'as interesting you and Andre have very similar observations near the same time showing the same relative locations of the spots. Never been much of a solar observer, more of a worshiper. I hope you don't mind if I live vicariously through your observations (just try not to channel me while sleeping, though. Grumpy energy, you know. )You put up a nice sketch and actually managed some smaller details in (gulp) Ant V. The sun spot 1899 gives the impression the sun's surface is "hot." Of course it is hot, it's a well known fact. But hot enough to cause something to boil and roll and pop out of the plasma like you've captured it, I mean. Well done, sir. I'm happy to see you observing, sketching , and reporting the enjoyment you get from doing so.Edit: Yesterday was beautifully clear all day. As soon as the sun fell below the Earth, clouds roil in. Seems a nasty pattern of late, so I wait out the clouds knowing they will be gone by morning. Last night it was still overcast at 3AM and fell asleep watching Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura - about global warming, ironically. Sure enough, awoke at 8AM to perfectly clear skies. Can't win, so maybe some solar observing is in order. I do think about it from time to time.
Quote:Wow Jason, you close up is very impressive and well done. Congratulation my friend.Very excellent sketches.Andre.
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