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Old 02-04-2022, 06:38 PM
EpickCrom (Joe)
Epick Crom

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Originally Posted by Tropo-Bob View Post
April 2nd, 8.05am.

Region 2978 in the central area has a very large sunspot. I decided to try and see it with my unaided eyes.

Using a full aperture solar filter suitable for an 80mm scope, I put a towel over my head and was able to keep both eyes open and successfully saw the spot. It was easier than I expect, though I did not see another large spot in Region 2976 which is close to the Western Limb.

There has been so much happening in the last few days that words literally failed me to describe the 'happenings'.

I have learnt much in the last year, but this has made me realise how much there is to understand. I am going to take a break from reporting these observation and hopefully, I will be able to catch up on some of the solar literature during this time.

I hope (perhaps vainly) to come back later with the knowledge to explain in more detail on the interesting things that I see.
G'day Bob, we will all indeed miss your solar reports. Enjoy your well deserved break!

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