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All observing logs for month 2009-03 (earliest log first).

2009-03-01


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-01 20:10 UT
To: 2009-03-01 20:30 UT
Equipment: Monocular
Meade 10x50 Binoculars
Temperature: 5.6C ...
Dew Point: 2.0C ...
Humidity: 78% ...
Wind Speed: 1.7mph ...
Wind Dir: North North West ...
Pressure: 1007.0hPa ...
Notes:

After a week of cloud and other engagements I finally had some clear skies and a quick chance to have a look for Lulin. Slight hint of mist in the air and a waxing crescent Moon in the western sky.

Comet C/2007 N3 Lulin

From: 2009-03-01 20:10 UT
To: 2009-03-01 20:30 UT

Headed out with the 10x50 binoculars and started to sweep the general area that where Lulin should have been. At first I struggled to find it but, after a couple of minutes, I noticed a misty patch that was showing up with averted vision. I have my eyes a little more time to adapt and what I was seeing started to stand up to direct vision. It was obviously Lulin.

The view I had is best described as a large faint misty patch, elongated in one dimension, with no obvious "core" and with no sign of a tail. No sign of any colour was visible either (some people had been reporting that it looked green to the eye).

I grabbed my 20x60 monocular and had a look through that to see if there was any difference but it looked pretty much the same as above.


2009-03-02


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-02 15:10 UT
To: 2009-03-02 15:15 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 15.5C ...
Dew Point: 3.2C ...
Humidity: 61% ...
Wind Speed: 3.8mph ...
Wind Dir: West ...
Pressure: 1010.7hPa ...
Notes:

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

Sun

From: 2009-03-02 15:10 UT
To: 2009-03-02 15:15 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-04


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-04 15:00 UT
To: 2009-03-04 15:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 7.4C ...
Dew Point: 0.5C ...
Humidity: 61% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 978.7hPa ...
Notes:

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

Sun

From: 2009-03-04 15:00 UT
To: 2009-03-04 15:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-06


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-06 14:25 UT
To: 2009-03-06 14:30 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 9.4C ...
Dew Point: 2.2C ...
Humidity: 61% ...
Wind Speed: 4.0mph ...
Wind Dir: North West ...
Pressure: 1002.2hPa ...
Notes:

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

Sun

From: 2009-03-06 14:25 UT
To: 2009-03-06 14:30 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-18


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-18 14:30 UT
To: 2009-03-18 14:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 12.4C ...
Dew Point: 7.6C ...
Humidity: 73% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1028.5hPa ...
Notes:

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

Sun

From: 2009-03-18 14:30 UT
To: 2009-03-18 14:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-19


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-19 14:45 UT
To: 2009-03-19 14:50 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 7.9C ...
Dew Point: 3.9C ...
Humidity: 76% ...
Wind Speed: 6.1mph ...
Wind Dir: North ...
Pressure: 1027.8hPa ...
Notes:

Cloudy morning, cleared into the afternoon. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-03-19 14:45 UT
To: 2009-03-19 14:50 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-20


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-20 16:00 UT
To: 2009-03-20 16:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 11.3C ...
Dew Point: 3.2C ...
Humidity: 58% ...
Wind Speed: 2.0mph ...
Wind Dir: South South East ...
Pressure: 1028.6hPa ...
Notes:

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

Sun

From: 2009-03-20 16:00 UT
To: 2009-03-20 16:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-23


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-23 14:00 UT
To: 2009-03-23 14:05 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 10.6C ...
Dew Point: 4.7C ...
Humidity: 67% ...
Wind Speed: 6.1mph ...
Wind Dir: North West ...
Pressure: 1007.4hPa ...
Notes:

Wet and cloudy morning, cleared into the afternoon. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-03-23 14:00 UT
To: 2009-03-23 14:05 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-24


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-24 13:55 UT
To: 2009-03-24 14:00 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 11.5C ...
Dew Point: 0.8C ...
Humidity: 48% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1013.7hPa ...
Notes:

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

Sun

From: 2009-03-24 13:55 UT
To: 2009-03-24 14:00 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-25


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-25 15:45 UT
To: 2009-03-25 15:50 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 12.0C ...
Dew Point: 4.7C ...
Humidity: 61% ...
Wind Speed: 4.4mph ...
Wind Dir: West South West ...
Pressure: 998.5hPa ...
Notes:

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

Sun

From: 2009-03-25 15:45 UT
To: 2009-03-25 15:50 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-26


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-26 14:30 UT
To: 2009-03-26 14:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 11.6C ...
Dew Point: 4.1C ...
Humidity: 60% ...
Wind Speed: 5.8mph ...
Wind Dir: West South West ...
Pressure: 992.2hPa ...
Notes:

Windy and cloudy morning, cleared into the afternoon. Took the Solarscope out to do a quick sunspot count.

Sun

From: 2009-03-26 14:30 UT
To: 2009-03-26 14:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-27


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-27 14:40 UT
To: 2009-03-27 14:45 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 7.6C ...
Dew Point: 2.6C ...
Humidity: 71% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 990.1hPa ...
Notes:

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

Sun

From: 2009-03-27 14:40 UT
To: 2009-03-27 14:45 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-29


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-29 13:30 UT
To: 2009-03-29 13:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 10.3C ...
Dew Point: -1.5C ...
Humidity: 44% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1009.9hPa ...
Notes:

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

Sun

From: 2009-03-29 13:30 UT
To: 2009-03-29 13:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


2009-03-31


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2009-03-31 13:30 UT
To: 2009-03-31 13:35 UT
Equipment: Solarscope
Temperature: 17.8C ...
Dew Point: 7.7C ...
Humidity: 52% ...
Wind Speed: Calm ...
Pressure: 1019.7hPa ...
Notes:

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

Sun

From: 2009-03-31 13:30 UT
To: 2009-03-31 13:35 UT

No spots or other marks visible on the Sun.


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