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Observation by Paul Anthony Brierley: Bonfire Sun

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Paul Anthony Brierley

Observer

Paul Anthony Brierley

Observed

2017 Nov 05 - 11:53

Uploaded

2017 Nov 05 - 15:25

Objects

The Sun

Equipment
  • PST
  • IOptron MT 2
Location

Whirlpool Observatory SK11

Target name

Star

Title

Bonfire Sun

About this image
A very chilly morning, but a welcome sight, to see a clear blue sky, with our Star visible. 
Winter draws on, and with the daily reduction in solar altitude. We need to make the most of every opportunity there is. Now the Sun is getting lower in our skies.
Our star is very quiet today. You can only see a couple of tiny Filaments in the photosphere. And know visible Sunspots. 
Seeing conditions were good, with no shimmer visible. The Sun is now in Libra.
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