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Recent Sun Spot

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There is a large spot on the sun, just about to disappear round the limb.

This region has been responsible for some CME's and resulting some very good auroral activity in the northern hemisphere.

Too much smoke has covered skies over Tasmania since all our bushfires started plus the smoke from the Victorian fires. Went into my observatory yesterday and everything is covered in fine ash from the fires.

Attached image was a quick shot through the haze with a stationary scope Sky Watcher 102 (4") f/5 achromat fitted with a Herschel Solar Wedge. EP projection using a 10mm ep and a Ricoh Caplio GX8 digital point & shoot. Filter is a Baader Continuum green. No solar filters used in front of scope. 15-12-2006 12:21 local time AEST.

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Awesome Shev,

I was thinking of you with all these fires. I posted a link to a satellite photo on here a few days ago. The smoke plume is huge. It'll take weeks to clear.

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I don't know what it is about a tiny dot on the suns surface, but I think sunspots are amazing.

Thanks for posting A.T :thumbsupmate: :cool:

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