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    Thumbs down Sun is Dead in the Water



    The eleven-year solar cycle has finally reached rock bottom.

    Solar-heads check out the sun every morning for new features to observe and/or image at the NSO/GONG Hydrogen-alpha site.

    Here's this morning's (0500 hrs PDT) image... Nothing but a big and currently over-rated ball.

    STOPPED.jpg

    Oh well, I needed a break anyway.

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    Default Re: Sun is Dead in the Water

    But I love to take a gander at our over-rated ball, even if it's sleeping.
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    Default Re: Sun is Dead in the Water

    You picked a good time to get into Solar astronomy..... NOT...


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    Default Re: Sun is Dead in the Water

    Quote Originally Posted by smeyer8015 View Post
    You picked a good time to get into Solar astronomy..... NOT...


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    Default Re: Sun is Dead in the Water

    The sun is still wonderful to look at (and photograph) I think. There's probably a Lunt in my future.
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    Default Re: Sun is Dead in the Water

    Support the state of Missouri. Buy a Daystar Quark...

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    Default Re: Sun is Dead in the Water

    Sorry to hear your disappointment John. I for one am happy it still rises and sets every day! Without that happening we'd either bake or freeze to death.... Proms, spots not withstanding.
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    Default Re: Sun is Dead in the Water

    Hi John. And this can't being doing much good for long distance contacts on the short wave bands for amateur radio operators and short wave listener's reception either. Well, there's always the next solar cycle. Thanks for your update John, and you'll have to switch back to night time viewing.
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    Default Re: Sun is Dead in the Water

    I've been doing some night work since the moon has been cooperating a bit, Marshall.

    Always fun.

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    Default Re: Sun is Dead in the Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Lowjiber View Post
    I've been doing some night work since the moon has been cooperating a bit, Marshall.

    Always fun.

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