Sunday, 18 June 2017

Another Sunny and warm day

Clear skies and reasonable seeing!  ED120APO, Baader Solar Film, Canon 1100D, 42/150 single frames for the full disc.  ASI120mm and 2.5x Powermate added for the close-ups.  64/4000 frames stacked.

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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Hot Sunny Day today

A couple of new Active Areas have appeared over the last week:

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Saturday, 10 June 2017

An almost spotless Sun

Not much to see as 2661 has almost vanished now:

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Sunday, 4 June 2017

Spotty Sun again

A few gaps in the clouds today - seeing not so good and a bit hazy:

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Friday, 2 June 2017

Jupiter–1 June 2017

A swift Jupiter from last night - ED120 APO with 2.5x Powermate and ASI120mm camera with RGB filters.  600/5000 frames stacked for each channel.  Lots going on for the "boring" side!

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Sunday, 21 May 2017

The Sun with a little activity showing again!

The Sun with a bit of activity for once!  A new AR has formed following the two tiny spots across the disc:

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

A view of the Sun at last!

First time the Sun has shown itself at a convenient time for over a fortnight!  And then nothing to see!!!  However it is still a perfectly valid observation:

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Bizibilder has made a filing machine

A vertically set file that is driven by a motor.  Bizibilder has made this machine from published drawings and intends to use it for filing metals during the construction of his various hobby projects.  Sometimes known as a die filing machine these are no longer produced commercially although for certain jobs they are invaluable.

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Spring flowers in the garden

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Saturday, 29 April 2017

A hazy Saturday Sun

A new AR has come into view.  Seeing a bit hazy but at least I could see the Sun (now clouded over again!):

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Sunday, 16 April 2017