Observing Log for 2006-04-29

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Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2006-04-29 15:15 UT
To: 2006-04-29 15:19 UT
Equipment: Naked Eye
Temperature: 13.4C ...
Dew Point: 3.7C ...
Humidity: 52% ...
Wind Speed: 5.2mph ...
Wind Dir: North North West ...
Pressure: 1018.0hPa ...

Slightly breezy day with lots of broken cloud about, only the occasional view of the Sun could be seen. Took the Solarscope outside to do a quick sunspot count.


From: 2006-04-29 15:15 UT
To: 2006-04-29 15:19 UT

With the Solarscope I could still see active areas 875 and 876). Between them I counted 12 sunspots — that was down on yesterday's observation. Given that it was later in the afternoon and conditions weren't ideal I suspect that this might have been as much to do with the view I had as with anything else.

Using eclipse shades I was able to see the main spot in area 875, as a small black dot, with the naked eye.

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