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All observing logs for month 2007-10 (earliest log first).

2007-10-04


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-10-04 13:10 UT
To: 2007-10-04 13:15 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 17.6C ...
Dew Point: 8.3C ...
Humidity: 55% ...
Wind Speed: 1.5mph ...
Wind Dir: West North West ...
Pressure: 1018.0hPa ...
Notes:

Very clear day. I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-10-04 13:10 UT
To: 2007-10-04 13:15 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-10-13


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-10-13 15:10 UT
To: 2007-10-13 15:15 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 17.8C ...
Dew Point: 13.9C ...
Humidity: 78% ...
Wind Speed: 3.8mph ...
Wind Dir: South South East ...
Pressure: 1021.1hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. During a brief clear spell I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-10-13 15:10 UT
To: 2007-10-13 15:15 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-10-14


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-10-14 14:50 UT
To: 2007-10-14 15:55 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 15.2C ...
Dew Point: 10.0C ...
Humidity: 72% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1015.6hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly cloudy day. Cleared a little into the afternoon (albeit quite hazy after it had cleared) so I took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-10-14 14:50 UT
To: 2007-10-14 15:55 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-10-17


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-10-17 13:50 UT
To: 2007-10-17 13:55 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 13.4C ...
Dew Point: 7.6C ...
Humidity: 68% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1017.1hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-10-17 13:50 UT
To: 2007-10-17 13:55 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-10-18


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-10-18 14:00 UT
To: 2007-10-18 14:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 12.3C ...
Dew Point: 5.6C ...
Humidity: 64% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1031.5hPa ...
Notes:

Mostly clear day. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-10-18 14:00 UT
To: 2007-10-18 14:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-10-19


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-10-19 12:20 UT
To: 2007-10-19 12:25 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 12.4C ...
Dew Point: 5.9C ...
Humidity: 65% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1032.8hPa ...
Notes:

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

Sun

From: 2007-10-19 12:20 UT
To: 2007-10-19 12:25 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-10-20


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-10-20 12:00 UT
To: 2007-10-20 12:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 12.8C ...
Dew Point: 7.2C ...
Humidity: 69% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1034.1hPa ...
Notes:

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

Sun

From: 2007-10-20 12:00 UT
To: 2007-10-20 12:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-10-21


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-10-21 15:00 UT
To: 2007-10-21 15:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 12.1C ...
Dew Point: 6.1C ...
Humidity: 67% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1025.2hPa ...
Notes:

Fairly clear day, just some high cirrus about. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2007-10-21 15:00 UT
To: 2007-10-21 15:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-10-23


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-10-23 14:30 UT
To: 2007-10-23 14:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 10.9C ...
Dew Point: 5.2C ...
Humidity: 69% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1024.7hPa ...
Notes:

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

Sun

From: 2007-10-23 14:30 UT
To: 2007-10-23 14:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-10-29


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-10-29 20:50 UT
To: 2007-10-29 21:10 UT
Equipment: Naked Eye
Meade 10x50 Binoculars
Temperature: 7.4C ...
Dew Point: 4.3C ...
Humidity: 81% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1011.6hPa ...
Notes:

Since first hearing about its outburst I've been unable to observe comet Holmes. Tonight was quite clear but I was out for the early part of the evening. After I got home I headed out with the binocular to have a look.

Comet 17P/Holmes

From: 2007-10-29 20:50 UT
To: 2007-10-29 21:10 UT

When I got outside I noticed that there was a huge bank of cloud heading in from the west. By the looks of things I only had 15 or 20 minutes to observe before the cloud would be a problem.

Even to the naked eye it was obvious where the comet was. It was obvious that Perseus contained a (slightly fuzzy looking) star that shouldn't be there. I roughly estimated its magnitude to be around that of Delta Persei.

With the binocular the view was very different. The comet was a large, circular fuzzy patch, somewhat reminiscent of a planetary nebula (albeit brighter and bigger than any I've observed before).

I could make out that the brightness seemed to vary slightly over the diameter of the comet and that it looked a little denser out towards the edge.

Ideally I'd have liked to have gone on to get the 130M or the 905 out to have a better look but, sadly, by 21:10 UT the bank of cloud had moved in and I could no longer see the comet.


2007-10-30


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-10-30 13:55 UT
To: 2007-10-30 14:00 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 12.4C ...
Dew Point: 5.3C ...
Humidity: 63% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1020.1hPa ...
Notes:

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

Sun

From: 2007-10-30 13:55 UT
To: 2007-10-30 14:00 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2007-10-31


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2007-10-31 21:25 UT
To: 2007-10-31 21:45 UT
Equipment: Naked Eye
Meade 10x50 Binoculars
Temperature: 10.6C ...
Dew Point: 8.1C ...
Humidity: 85% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1025.1hPa ...
Notes:

Another evening where I was busy with other things while it was clear out. Given that I had a little bit of free time I wandered out with the Meade 10x50 binocular to have a look at comet Holmes.

Pretty fine night, a small hint of mist. No Moon.

Comet 17P/Holmes

From: 2007-10-31 21:25 UT
To: 2007-10-31 21:45 UT

With the naked eye comet Holmes looked more or less the same it did during my previous observation. At a rough guess I'd have said that the brightness was again similar to that of Delta Persei.

With the binocular the view was a little different to that of two nights ago. While the overall view was the same the variation in brightness that I'd noted seemed press pronounced, less obvious.


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