Observing Log for 2005-11-19

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Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2005-11-19 12:28 UT
To: 2005-11-19 12:44 UT
Equipment: Naked Eye
Temperature: 4.0C
Humidity: 83%

Cold, rather hazy day. No cloud visible. Decided to have a look at the Sun (5th day in a row) with the naked eye and with the Solarscope to see how sunspot 822 was progressing.

Sunspot 822 with naked eye

Time: 2005-11-19 12:28 UT

Like yesterday, sunspot 822 was immediately visible — no effort was required to find it. I've seen no obvious change in it, with the naked eye, over the past few days.

Sun with Solarscope

From: 2005-11-19 12:34 UT
To: 2005-11-19 12:44 UT

With the Solarscope I could see a new, small, pair of spots some distance from 822. I checked on SpaceWeather.com but couldn't see any mention of them (although the image being displayed at the time was from yesterday) so I don't know if they have an ID.

Subsequent checking showed that they'd been given the number 823.

Sunspot 822 hadn't greatly changed a whole lot from the previous day.

Did the following sketch:

Sketch of Sunspot 822

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