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Feb 21 2020 Friday: Ha Full Disc & Four Prom images

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#1 RickV

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 09:46 AM

Feb 21 2020 Friday: 9:37 - 10:02 local time

Local weather forecast was for "mainly sunny" but with winds of 16km/h gusting to 24 km/h.

Clear Sky Chart predicted poor seeing... it was far worse = BAD!

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It was a rough go for imaging - full disc was shimming along the edges.  Focus was continuously changing... totally a Lucky Image day.

 

Full Solar Disc (2-panel mosaic, 50mm + Quark + ASI178MM)

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Prom at 2 O'clock (exposed for prom)

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Prom at 2 O'clock (exposed for surface)

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Prom at 11 O'clock... This is the sad remains of that massive hedgerow prom of the last two days

 

Exposed for Prom

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Exposed for surface

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Yes, solar activity was a far cry from Wednesday and Thursday...

 

Best,
Rick


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Posted 22 February 2020 - 09:59 AM

Nice images.

I watched both of these proms yesterday too.
Also struggled with terrible seeing , stoped my scope down to 75mm to help.

Its nice to see the detailed image for comparison.

Will be back out today 

BD


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Posted 22 February 2020 - 10:02 AM

Nice ones Rick, particularly in bad seeing!  Today I'm watching and seeing is varying between wonderful to totally awful at times!  


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Posted 22 February 2020 - 10:22 AM

I opened the link as im still half asleep, expected another featureless orange ball (sun isn't exactly exciting lately) disc shot but, WHAM! no way, AMAZING shots!, thanks for the wakeup.


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Posted 22 February 2020 - 10:57 AM

Looks good Rick, there's a nice batch of proms on the North West limb right now.

 

Very best,


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