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#1 bigdob24

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 05:03 PM

We have been in Port St Joe for awhile and this will be our home for over a month and more if needed. 
Finally had a day , while windy, average seeing and transparency, to get the scope out .

I was rewarded with a couple fantastic proms at 12 and the best and biggest at 2. This is my take thru the refractor, won’t match GONG.

Lots of detail there ever changing thru the session. 
Noticed some very wispy looking material that had blown away at 6 and 8 and this was just barely there in the 100 and extended out about 3 times the distance of the largest bright prom at 2.

Also caught a small loop prom that erupted at 6 very defined and when I looked again in about 30 mins it was gone , neat stuff .

Of coarse the limb was very broken with spicules all around.

This was all observed with 15mm APM I got from Lunt in my Denks on the highest power setting with the power switch. I’ll have to figure out the mags sometime.

Usually at home in Central IL the 15s are a treat on only the best days , but down here I’m wondering if I need more power?

Does anyone down here use 10mm on a regular basis?

I may have to order in.

Everything is unpacked now so setup will be from now on for quick sessions as needed.

BD


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#2 Doug Culbertson

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 05:13 PM

Nice report!

 

How’s everything down there on the Forgotten Coast? I haven’t been to PCJ since before Michael. 



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Posted 25 March 2020 - 07:59 PM

We have been coming here for 5 years and Michael did a number on things around here.

A lot has been rebuilt but still have a long way to go.

Still forgotten

BD



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Posted 25 March 2020 - 09:28 PM

Nice report.  Glad you are unpacked and able to setup fast now.  I was able to view around 3pm CST and did see some very faint proms in those areas too.  Very faint.  Hope we have another clear day tomorrow.



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Posted 26 March 2020 - 08:12 PM

Setup again today. Started out with the 24 Pans then went to the 15mm a bit later.

I like the seeing down here, and no BF Heater needed.

Was a nice large prom and another spike appeared and only lasted about 30 min. Not much on the surface but still interesting to look around. 
‘Talked with Faye at Lunt and there still up and going 

BD 



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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:22 PM

Must be nice to set out there at the scope and be warm! Enjoy! And stay safe!



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Posted 27 March 2020 - 06:18 PM

Another day a few more hours observing ol sol .
Several great proms and action on the limb.

Im starting to see a good  pattern here.

BD 




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