1st Sunday May 4 Solar

Observe The Sun Safely! Never look at the Sun without a proper filter!
Solar Programs are held 1st Sunday of every Month 2:00-4:00 PM at Houge Park weather permitting.

Wafty | Delicate | Detached prominences today surrounded the solar disc along with one lone stout double helix. And on the solar disc, a plethora of sunspots, 120 NOAA, filled the view.


RobertDuvallMay4SolarRobert Duvall (foreground below) took the above shots with his duel telescope setup. Nice capture – thanks Robert!

An SJAA solar crew of 6 scopes were right on these features with 3 photosphere/sunspot scopes: 127mm SCT, 204mm SCT, 204mm Dobsonian and 3 chromosphere prominence scopes: 40mm, 80mm, 100mm tuned refractors. 
Throughout the observing session we had about 20 people stop by to take a look. All in all a truly stellar California Spring day.
Clear Mag -26.74 Skies  Next weekend, Saturday May 10th, SJAA Solar Scopes will be at the downtown San Jose MLK Public Library from 11:00AM to 2:00PM. Stop on by!

Astronomical observer for 20 years and optical engineer. I design non-imaging prism and reflector optics for commercial, medical and high-end retail lighting.

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