Here’s the reason I’ m always banging on the drum when I talk to the group about safety when viewing the sun.
Just to show you how quickly and easily things can go very badly wrong with solar observing, I set my scope up the other day to look at the sun and couldn’t understand why I was seeing nothing at first, then I started getting some images
When I removed my Hydrogen Alpha filter later , I realised that I had actually left the dust cap on, hence why I was not seeing anything. As you can see, the sun sorted that out for me very quickly!
And I’m supposed to know what I’m doing !!!!
Solar observing in my back garden.
AR2755 also visible in white light! It is apparently a member of the new sunspot cycle.
Not a lot happening today, but there was an interesting prominence.
Happy New Year!
Seems like I may have caught another of those short-lived bubble prominences.
On the GONG images from around the same time, it wasn’t there at 10:46 UT and had vanished by 11:31 UT.
The new spot, now tagged AR2753, is now not really visible in white light, but remains quite apparent in H alpha.
A new sunspot, or maybe 2, for Christmas.
Apparently it is from the new cycle.
Today’s small prominences.
Some interesting prominences today.