Solar White Light: MAR 27, 2010, 23:15 – 23:45 UT

Solar White Light Sketch - MAR 27, 2010 - 23:15-23:45 UT

White Light Solar Sketch

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White Light Sketch of AR1057

White Light Sketch of AR1057

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White Light Sketch of AR1059

White Light Sketch of AR1059

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Observation Notes:

The Sun in white light is starting to get interesting. Active regions 1057 and 1059 put on an interesting show at the end of March. Although I observed in late afternoon, the seeing cleared up frequently enough to show penumbral filaments in AR1057. Some of the neighborhood kids stopped by for a look and were impressed by the view of these striking spots on the Sun.

Subject Solar White Light
Date/Time MAR 27, 2010 4:15 – 4:45 PM MST
(NOV 27, 2010 23:15 – 23:45 UT
Observing Loc. Flagstaff, AZ – Home
Instrument SkyQuest XT8 – 203 mm f/5.9 Dobsonian
Eyepieces/Mag. 32 mm Sirius Plössl (37.5X)
Pentax XW 10 (120X) / +2X Barlow (240X)
Conditions Clear, light breeze
Seeing Ant. III

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