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WL sketch of 3590 just before the flaring started

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#1 Special Ed

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 06:55 AM

Hey,

 

I made this observational eyepiece sketch of AR 3590 yesterday afternoon just hours before it produced an X1.9 flare.  Since then, it has produced another X-class flare, this one an X1.7.  The Sun was below the horizon for me during both events.

 

In white light the AR appears quiet but is a real monster.  When I was checking the filter in my off-axis mask, I could see it with the unaided eye.  When I showed my wife the sketch her reaction was the same as mine--it reminded her of an archipelago.  smile.gif

 

Clouds and rain here today (naturally).

 

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 07:13 AM

Beautiful rendition Michael!



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Posted 22 February 2024 - 07:17 AM

Thanks, Warren.  And thanks for the like, Marty.  smile.gif  smile.gif

 

I couldn't detect much fine detail because the seeing was below average most of the time with short instances of steadiness.  I was using my Baader continuum filter which theoretically helps with the seeing but couldn't overcome the overall unsteadiness.  The Sun was fairly low, too.


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Posted 22 February 2024 - 07:26 AM

I took this single image with my Seestar using the 2X zoom function about 5 hours before the sketch.

 

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Posted 22 February 2024 - 10:24 AM

Very very good!
I wish I had the eyes, skill, and steady hands to do that. :-)
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Posted 22 February 2024 - 01:02 PM

Thank you, Jamez!


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