Have a look to the sun in white light
With two other groups that means a Wolf number of 65 !
Stay safe so... don't share your eyepieces...
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Posted 27 October 2020 - 08:32 AM
How about that--the biggest sunspot group of the new solar cycle. Spaceweather says that the group is about 90,000 km/56,000 miles in length--you captured a biggie in your fine sketch.
No chance for me to see it for a while--we're under a thick overcast today and tomorrow and then will be dealing with Zeta Thursday and Friday.
Posted 27 October 2020 - 02:42 PM
Good sketch of Complex group spot's on the Sun today .
Posted 03 November 2020 - 01:29 PM
There are a couple of new active regions that have rotated into view--AR2780 and AR2781. An observer named Mikoka posted some WL and Ha sketches of AR2781 in the Solar Observing forum.
Edited by Special Ed, 03 November 2020 - 01:30 PM.
Posted 03 November 2020 - 01:46 PM
Indeed I observed and.. sketched the main group as well, the one of Mikoka is a perfect example of a difficult sketch to do when near the limb.
We see really that the new cycle is on !
Posted 03 November 2020 - 02:42 PM
Been a long time since I've seen an R=65 number. Wow! I just got my new 90mm Mak yesterday so I can start doing solar observations again. Been down for about half a year when my 70mm refractor chose to finally retire
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