Observing Log for 2007-04-30

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Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-04-30 13:30 UT
To: 2007-04-30 13:40 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Canon EOS 400D
Temperature: 15.5C ...
Dew Point: 6.2C ...
Humidity: 54% ...
Wind Speed: 1.3mph ...
Wind Dir: South East ...
Pressure: 1015.3hPa ...

Very clear day. Also quite breezy. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.


From: 2007-04-30 13:30 UT
To: 2007-04-30 13:40 UT

The spot in active area 953 was still visible but I could see that, since yesterday, it had spit into two with a large umbra and a small umbra both sharing a common penumbra.

Using a pair of eclipse shades I could also see that the spot was visible to the naked eye.

I took the following photograph of my view of area 953 with my Canon EOS 400D

Active Area 953

I could also see new active area 954 which contained two very small spots.

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