Following Andy’s post about GONG, take a look at this:
Its a bit like our blog, but with a world-wide perspective. Some fantastic stuff there. For example, have a look at this:
I saw the Sun pillar too! Here it is at Nailstone. Never seen anything quite like it before!
Lots of features today – – –
After having spotted the “X” and “V” the other day, I had a rummage through my archive and found this one that I posted last year. It shows the “X” and “V” a bit more clearly, so I have added them to the image.
Mars and clouds this morning in the early hours.
The spots seem to be disappearing. Hurry if you want to see them!
Although it was still broad daylight at 7PM today, the Moon was visible from the window-sill.
I thought I would have a look at the Ukert area as in “Moonwatch” in July’s “Sky at Night” magazine. The daylight conditions made it a bit too difficult to get a decent image, but to my surprise, the Lunar “X” and “V” were still visible. The “V” was quite clear next to Ukert.
A plethora of features today!
2 sunspots, no less! A luxury in these quiet days. Also presents the opportunity to produce a “Chromosphere transition” movie by mixing white and Ha images to simulate flying down through the chromosphere.
With Jupiter, Saturn and Mars in the deep south there is not much opportunity to get decent planetary images. However, Jupiter is currently lurking in Libra, not far from the double star Zubenelgenubi, so there is the chance of getting a pretty picture, at least. Here is an image from the window-sill