Saturday, June 24, 2017

saw an active Sun (Blue Mountains)

The Tele Vue 101 was set up with the Solar Max hydrogen-alpha filters. Viewed the Sun and noted many prominences. There was a huge low arc that appeared very three-dimensional as it curved into the foreground disc. Spectacular. There were many other proms along the edge.

Not a lot of plages.

Sunspot activity was visible too. There was an active region facing the Earth. It was visible, after some adjustments, in the filtered Oberwerk binoculars. My custom toilet paper tube Sun-finder is still working well!


Found the C14 dew strap around the TV mounting plate. I repositioned it.


Later, with Steve, I helped flip the mount around the meridian. Set to solar tracking rate.

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