Observing Log for 2006-04-05

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Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2006-04-05 13:20 UT
To: 2006-04-05 13:24 UT
Equipment: Naked Eye
Temperature: 12.3C ...
Dew Point: -2.5C ...
Humidity: 36% ...
Wind Speed: 7.2mph ...
Wind Dir: North ...
Pressure: 1014.7hPa ...

Very clear day, hardly a cloud in the sky, bit breezy. I was a little short of available time but decided to do a quick sunspot count with the Solarscope.


From: 2006-04-05 13:20 UT
To: 2006-04-05 13:24 UT

With the Solarscope I could see that the main spot in area 865 had developed quite a bit from my last observation two days ago; it almost looked like it was trying to split four ways. There was an obvious single split in the spot (making it two spots for counting purposes, I think) but the bigger half appeared to be splitting three ways.

Areas 866 and 867 were still nicely visible and appeared to be developing some more. New area 868 was also visible.

In total I counted 15 spots in 4 active areas.

Unfortunately, yet again, I didn't have the time to make a sketch.

Using eclipse shades I was able to see the main spot in area 865 with the naked eye.

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