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Old 27-04-2021, 10:11 AM
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Jumping Jupiters!! There are lots of spots today: 5 mediums, many small.

Today is the first day that I have seen proper sunlight since the 18th.

So,

27th April 10.00am EAST: Many spots in one broad area. They have been split thought into Regions 2818, 2820 & 2821.

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Old 28-04-2021, 08:36 AM
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28th Apr 8.30am EAST: 4 medium sized spots (although 2 of these spots look to be doubles) plus lots of smaller spots. Still the same Regions as yda, but they have moved further to the west.
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Old 01-05-2021, 08:47 AM
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30th April 8.40 EAST: Just the one small spot shows near the western limb. I can also see broad white areas nearby.

I am not sure to which Region the Spot belongs.
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Old 02-05-2021, 08:45 AM
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May 2nd 8.30am EAST: No spots, but I saw an slight unevenness it the brightness of the solar disc over a broad area well inwards from the South-Eastern Limb.

Anybody else still do solar projections or am I the last projectionist?
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Old 02-05-2021, 10:39 AM
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Bob,
Thanks for the report.
At the moment the sun is being projected on a full cloud covered sky.


I think with the availability of Baader Solar filters and good Herschel wedges projecting the solar disk has lost some of its majic.
I used to use projection back in the '60s, but not recently.
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:49 AM
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3rd May 8.30am. No features visible at all.



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... I think with the availability of Baader Solar filters and good Herschel wedges projecting the solar disk has lost some of its majic.
I used to use projection back in the '60s, but not recently.
Yes, I have tried all them, but still remain attached to projecting.

Here in the tropics, I need to be careful of mold, so using some of my refractors as solar projectors does kill two birds with the one stone!
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Old 04-05-2021, 09:14 AM
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4th May 9.10am: No features today.
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Old 05-05-2021, 08:33 AM
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5Th May 8.30am: Zero spots again today.
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Old 05-05-2021, 10:29 AM
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Bob,
The new AR region has crept in on the East side (No number yet) No visible spot(s) but obvious faculae in both WL and CaK.
Hopefully it will grow in strength and visibility.
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Old 06-05-2021, 08:34 AM
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6th May 8.30am. No spots.



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The new AR region has crept in on the East side (No number yet) No visible spot(s) but obvious faculae in both WL and CaK.
Hopefully it will grow in strength and visibility.
Thanks for that. I looked very careful at the East this morning, but alas, still nothing.
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Old 07-05-2021, 08:33 AM
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7th May 8.25am: No spots visible.
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Old 08-05-2021, 08:45 AM
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8th May 8:40am. A new, medium sized spot that is located very near the Eastern Limb.

It has not been named yet, and atm does not feature on any of the regular solar websites.
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Old 09-05-2021, 08:46 AM
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9th May 8.35am: Region 2822 has developed into an attractive group with 1 large, 1 medium and 1 small spot. There are also several white areas visible. The area has move a little further from the Eastern Limb, but is still close to the Limb.
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Old 09-05-2021, 09:13 AM
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Thanks for the update, Bob.
Mothers Day commitments puts me out of action today...
Space weather say seven (!!) spots in the new AR 2822.
https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/...ions.html#2822
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Old 11-05-2021, 11:41 AM
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11th May 11.25am: Two active Regions today. AR2822 has moved towards the center and a new Region, AR2823 has appeared to the south of 2822 and a bit closer to the Eastern Limb.
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Old 12-05-2021, 08:50 AM
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12th May 8:45AM: AR2822 has developed into a very prominent region.

Unfortunately, I can not say anything more as I was looking through far too much cloud that just would not go away.
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Old 13-05-2021, 09:32 AM
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13th May, 8:40am. Both regions (2822 & 2823) are still visible. 2822 contains a large spot with several smaller, nearby spots and is quite attractive.

Both Regions are nearing the center and will soon cross over from the Eastern hemisphere to the Western.
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Old 14-05-2021, 08:36 AM
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14th May 8.30am: Region 2822 is similar to yesterday and is well worth having a gander at.

The sole spot in Region 2823 appears to have shrunk, although it has a very dark center.
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Old 15-05-2021, 08:30 AM
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15 May 8.25am: Region 2822 still has one medium sized spot visible, although it seems to be fading fast. The Region is in the north on the Western hemisphere.

I could not locate anything of Region 2823.
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Old 16-05-2021, 09:37 AM
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16th May, 8.45am: Region 2822 has moved further rest and I am wondering if it will move to the far side, rather than just disappearing.

Today, it looked like two equal sized, very close spots.
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