2015 Astronomy Day Campbell Park

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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2015 Astronomy Day At Campbell Park
Sunspot count 79 (NOAA) C-Class Flare Observed Live in H-Alpha @ 11:30AM

We were so very lucky to see the Sun between the clouds at the get go as were 3 public bystanders. One long stringy (35 Earth Diameters!) C-Class H-Alpha flare was seen stringing out from the solar disc from AR-2324. We Stayed until 3PM sharing views with about 60 people walking or biking the Los Gatos Creek Trail. Happy Astronomy Day, stellar cheers and enjoy the below pics.

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C-Class Flare Observed. This Gif was taken a day earlier so flare is just inside the solar disc.

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Sunspots for Today. This Image was taken a day earlier. Today’s Sunspot count was 79 NOAA

Entire Solar Disc in H-Alpha, note Prominences and Filaments. Credit Wolf W.

Image taken today in H-Alpha courtesy of SpaceWeather.com

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Susan O’Neil Teaching On Our Sun’s Atmospheres

 

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Wolf and his Scope (Far left), Bill O’Neil, Michael Packer and his scopes (Far right)

 

 

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Bill O at SJAA’s 100mm H-Alpha Scope

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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