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New active region (AR) is visible at the south-east limb of the Sun

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#1 ValeryD

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 04:33 AM

Hi all,

 

I just came back from my several minutes duration observing session.  I used my new small toy - Lunt LS50THa with 8mm and 6mm eyepieces = 44x and 58x.

The disk is blank with two nice small exceptions - new small AR at the extreme limb of the south-east solar face and a small dark filament at the north-west part of the solar disk.

 

See here the images taken from GONG site.

http://halpha.nso.ed...101092330Lh.jpg

 

I hope this AR is the cycle 25 sign.  If so, we may conclude that the cycle 25 started to develop.

 

 

Grab you scopes, guys and go outside to look at it.

 

 

Valery


Edited by ValeryD, 01 January 2020 - 05:19 AM.

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 04:55 AM

Mid latitude AR, good indicator of the new cycle, had a look this morning with an LS100, a few proms associated with it as well.



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Posted 01 January 2020 - 02:01 PM

Imaging it now, and it is a Cycle 25 AR



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Posted 02 January 2020 - 03:20 AM

Nice little toy Valery.



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Posted 02 January 2020 - 07:11 PM

Thanks for the information on the new AR Valery.  How do you like the LS50?



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Posted 03 January 2020 - 01:03 PM

 This is the first sizable AR since I bought my Coronado 90 III DS in May. It's showing  so well with one etalon  I doubt my DS etalon's going to see much use.  David 



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Posted 03 January 2020 - 05:29 PM

 This is the first sizable AR since I bought my Coronado 90 III DS in May. It's showing  so well with one etalon  I doubt my DS etalon's going to see much use.  David 

I'm scratching my head at your statement.  I would think with a double stacked 90 you would be "chomping at the bit" to see an AR with 2 etalons.  I know I'm hoping for sun this weekend to try out my new LS60 and I'm curious if I'll be able to "double stack" it with my Quark. 



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Posted 09 January 2020 - 03:50 PM

Thanks for the information on the new AR Valery.  How do you like the LS50?

Hi Scott,

 

I like my new LS50THa very much. Very high contrast! 




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