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Chopin
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Sun 2013 11 20
      #6205789 - 11/20/13 01:55 PM

A couple of white light solar sketches from earlier today in poor seeing.

Antoniadi V, 38ºF





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Randolph Jay
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Re: Sun 2013 11 20 new [Re: Chopin]
      #6205901 - 11/20/13 03:05 PM

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


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Asbytec
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Re: Sun 2013 11 20 new [Re: Randolph Jay]
      #6206367 - 11/20/13 07:46 PM

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.

Edited by Asbytec (11/20/13 07:51 PM)


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Re: Sun 2013 11 20 new [Re: Asbytec]
      #6206598 - 11/20/13 10:12 PM

Wow Jason, you close up is very impressive and well done. Congratulation my friend.

Very excellent sketches.

Andre.


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Chopin
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Re: Sun 2013 11 20 new [Re: Randolph Jay]
      #6206616 - 11/20/13 10:20 PM

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




Thanks, Randolph. Saying the seeing was Ant V is slightly misleading. There were a few distinct moments of calm that lasted less than a few seconds each. Those moments were like brief snippets of visual heaven, but required that I keep my eye planted into the eyepiece for long and arduous stretches.


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Chopin
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Re: Sun 2013 11 20 new [Re: Asbytec]
      #6206626 - 11/20/13 10:24 PM

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.





Thank you, Norme. As for those evening clouds rolling in, I know that level of frustration. It happens here quite often...year round. It's the good nights that make the journal entry.


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Chopin
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Re: Sun 2013 11 20 new [Re: Andrev]
      #6206631 - 11/20/13 10:25 PM

Quote:

Wow Jason, you close up is very impressive and well done. Congratulation my friend.

Very excellent sketches.

Andre.




Thank you so much, André.


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frank5817
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Re: Sun 2013 11 20 new [Re: Chopin]
      #6206814 - 11/21/13 01:02 AM

Jason,

Very fine.
I especially like the close up of the spots.

Frank


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Aquarellia
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Re: Sun 2013 11 20 new [Re: frank5817]
      #6206916 - 11/21/13 03:15 AM

Superb Jason !

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niteskystargazer
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Re: Sun 2013 11 20 new [Re: Chopin]
      #6207741 - 11/21/13 03:16 PM

Jason,

Very good sketches of the Nov. 20th Sun .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Special Ed
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Re: Sun 2013 11 20 new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #6208379 - 11/21/13 09:11 PM

Jason,

That's a nice full disk solar sketch--really a lot of activity right now. The close up of AR1899 is very well done--judging from the full disk drawing, that spot is at least 2 Earth diamters across. Nice work!


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