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Stargazing New Large Sunspot coming into view

  1. May 15, 2016 #1

    davenn

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    hi guys
    A new large sunspot coming into view

    get ya scope, filters and cameras ready

    latest_hmi_igram.gif
     
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  3. May 15, 2016 #2

    jedishrfu

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    Nice photo! Any concern about solar flares?
     
  4. May 16, 2016 #3

    davenn

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    at this time it's magnetic configuration is stable ... will be interesting to see if that changes over the next
    week or so as it cross the face of the sun

    EDIT: -- I should have noted, that wasn't my image, it's from here ....
    http://umbra.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2016
  5. May 22, 2016 #4

    davenn

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    OK an updated image ... it's now only around 5 days from rotating off the visible face of the sun
    so get those telephoto lenses, solar filters and cameras into action
    my image -- Pentax K5 camera, 500mm lens, 1/400 sec, f7.1 and Orion solar filter

    IMGP1316 resized crop.gif



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    Last edited: May 22, 2016
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