Observation by Paul Anthony Brierley: First Sun of 2017

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Paul Anthony Brierley


Paul Anthony Brierley


2017 Mar 26 - 10:19


2017 Mar 26 - 15:21


The Sun

  • Coronado PST
  • QHY5II Colour Camera
  • IOptron MT2

Whirlpool Observatory -Cheshire

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First Sun of 2017

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Afternoon stargazers.

I hope you are all enjoying this crazy ~Summer  weather today.  I have another day off work, that coincides with a cloudless sky.

The Star is very quiet with very, little, activity visible. There were some tiny prominences visible. But nothing to compare, with. What has been seen of late.

Surface detail is low with only small filaments visible. There are two small spot groups, that are surrounded by faculae towards the NE. These may change over the coming days, and might even grow. 

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