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Solar summary 16 April 2014

Astronomy round up for week up to 17th April.  Spent the day in the garden trying to coax the Philips SPC900 webcam to work.  Tried imaging the Sun…

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Solar Filaments through Coronado PST and Philips SPC900 webcam

It may not look much to you, but this image shows solar filaments on the surface of the sun.  My best yet with my meagre equipment.  Taken using…

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Aphelion sun 05 July 2013

Aphelion is when the Earth is at its most distant point in its elliptical orbit around the sun.  For 2013, that’s today, 5th July 2013.  This image was…

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Sunspot AR1775 19 June 2013

The sun is finally starting to show some activity and it would finally appear the sun’s 11 year pattern is reaching a peak known as solar maximum. Quite…

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