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    Talking Working out the bugs

    It's very clear today, which gave me plenty of time to work out a lot of variables. As soon as I got it set up and focused there was plenty to see. Lots of action on the limb with a big prominence that turned into a loop. A nice filament, some spots—all without even tuning the etalon! The detail really popped out with the 5mm eyepiece. I could clearly see the granulation.

    I took a lot of pictures and I haven't gone through all of them yet but I've attached a sample. Note the uneven illumination.

    Best of all, there was crew here replacing the gutters. A couple of them took a look and were blown away. There's nothing more fun than showing off. I'll pounce on my neighbors as soon as they get home.

    Check my blog for more stuff (I probably won't get much more done today):

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    Dr. Jonas Salk: "Well, the people, I would say. There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?"--"See It Now", 12 April 1955

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