Super high pressure sat over the UK this weekend, in excess of 1044mb, has meant relatively clear skies in between the spells of transient fog patches, however by this afternoon the fog was gone and I was surprised how much higher the sun was in the sky compared to just a month ago, significantly fewer branches to pass through on the skyline and bigger windows of opportunity. In only a few weeks I think el-sol will have cleared my winter tree line.
I decided to go out and take a peek with the travelling kit, my trusty lunt50 etalon on a 60mm f6 scope, double stacked with the quark, camera was a GH3. Visually things were looking nice, with an emerging flux region which at the time of writing has been designated S6348, it's position on the disk suggesting cycle 25 possibly, there was a nice flame prom and dark filament towards the limb. Observing less than an hour before sunset the sun was low and the slow shimmer of bad seeing was making a strong appearance, but it seemed quite low frequency and the stacking software coped.
Happy to get this disk in solar drought season for me...
Hope you've all had a sunny weekend.