1st Sunday Sept 7th 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.
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Great Weather, Terrific Scopes and Folks, Spectacular Prominences and 170 Sunspot Count (NOAA) =
Could not ask for More

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5 Scopes and 20 Folks at 1st Sunday Solar Observing at Houge

A grab and go spotting scope and Questar scope filled the need to see the plethora of fantastic sunspots and solar faculae today. And 3 H-alpha scopes filled the bill to see a prototypical loop prominence, a 200,000 mile hedge row prom and several tree branching proms.  Here’s a pic of the spots from Solarham.com:
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Note the white webbing of Solar Faculae around the sunspots. Teruo’s Pentax Spotting scope equipped with a glass filter @30x caught all the major hot regions on today’s Earth facing photosphere.

Below – Paul M. scope caught truly veteran solar views and Wolf W. 100mm catches its first plasma light.
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Thanks to our volunteers Terry K, Teruo U., Wolf W., Paul M. and Michael P.. And special thanks to Dave Ittner would helped get the club’s scope set up today and Rob Jaworski for bringing cooler/drinks and also facilitating coverage of our Solar Sunday by a local newspaper.

 

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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