Sunday, 31 July 2016

An almost spotless Sun

Not much happening at the moment - 2570 is very tiny in white light.  However there seems to be a new spot forming marked "unclassified":

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Saturday, 23 July 2016

A grand day out

Went fishing again today – usual venue.  This rather colourful balloon drifted over this morning.

Fish 4

It was really quite a way off and difficult to get a good picture.

Fish 1

The ajoining field had a few cows in residence.

Fish 5

This is the outfall from the lake I was fishing into the second lake – all three lakes on site are stream fed.

Fish 6

I was sitting under a weeping willow tree (for shade – it was a hot sunny day today).

Fish 3

Best of the day – a 7lb Carp.  Toe of my boot at the bottom for size!

Fish 2

Goodbye to the two large active areas!!

Seeing was quite poor together with the only activity now very close to the limb made imaging quite tricky - 40/200 DSLR frames stacked gave this:

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Friday, 22 July 2016

Worth the wait…..

Had to wait nearly all day for a clear patch but got it in the end - The two big spots are rapidly passing out of sight now:

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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Another sunny day

A bit of haze around but quite steady seeing:

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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Another sunny day

Another clear day and further shots of the Sunspot groups:

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Monday, 18 July 2016

More Sunny pictures:

Hot (30°C) day with blue skies and pretty poor seeing: Full discs and close-up mosaic:

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Sunday, 17 July 2016

A companion sunspot has formed over the last few days:

Quite good seeing but still a few fluffy clouds about to make life tricky.  Nice to see that that 2565 now has its "partner" 2567:

Close up is a 2 pane mosaic of 64/4000 frames taken with an ED120 APO, 2.5x Powermate and ASI120mm camera.  Full discs: same scope and Canon 1100D ISO 100, 1/2500 sec, Baader solar filter for both, 43/128 still frames stacked.

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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Sunday Sun

First Sun for a week - When are those rain clouds going to go away !!!! 
I took 200 and binned 150 before stacking 35 of them as I had issues with the neighbours shrubbery - now removed ( Thank you to them for their permission to remove it).

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A bit more boat (HMB Endeavour)

Managed to make a bit of progress with the model ship – mainly due to the persistant cloud and rain that we have been having!  No chance of getting out in the garden at all!

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Just filled in the remainder of the “blocking in” of the hull ready for final sanding and making a start on the first layer of planking.

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Still Spotless!!

Clear enough to get an image at last but the Sun still appears spotless....

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