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Sunspot # 1092

1 Aug 2010, 17:30 UTC
Sunspot # 1092
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Yes,I am still here although getting free time to post has become a chore. A HUGE sunspot has made its way around to the Earth side and is now blessing us with quite a object to watch.Not paying a whole lot of attention to what was happening on the suns surface I happened to take a look at the SOHO website and was amazed at the size of sunspot #1092.I have a new Coronado PST and had some time for myself so,I made plans to take it out .I didnt want to take the scope out if not much was happening.I guess I am lazy like that?!.After all,it requires setting the big scope up and piggy backing the PST for tracking.It may not seem like much but, that is no small job in its self .The sunspot is as of yesterday was about (my estimation) 3-4 earths in size.Today it is a little bigger and the structure has changed a bit as well.
Their is also lots of activity not including the sunspot which had grabbed my attention as well.Since I had bought the solar scope,I was used to seeing 3 or 4 prominences every time I had taken it ...

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