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    Default New spot - AR2738



    Get it while it hot!

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    Default Re: New spot - AR2738

    Saw AR2738 yesterday, right at the edge using the Sun Funnel.
    Could not make out AR2737 though.

    Tried stopping the Meade 80 down, did not notice much improvement in contrast, just dims things a little. Maybe a good idea for longevity of the optics/funnel to stop it down. Tracked for about 4 hours yesterday in and out of clouds with occasional dec corrections on an approx polar aligned mount, and tracking.
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    Default Re: New spot - AR2738

    I am just waiting for the clouds to finish clearing after the rains.
    The 80mm and SLT mount are waiting beside the door to go play
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    Default Re: New spot - AR2738

    Quote Originally Posted by AsteroidsRock View Post
    Saw AR2738 yesterday, right at the edge using the Sun Funnel.
    Could not make out AR2737 though.

    Tried stopping the Meade 80 down, did not notice much improvement in contrast, just dims things a little. Maybe a good idea for longevity of the optics/funnel to stop it down. Tracked for about 4 hours yesterday in and out of clouds with occasional dec corrections on an approx polar aligned mount. and tracking.
    Nice! Clouds prevented me from viewing AR2737 last week, and we have high clouds for the last couple of days. I am still hopeful for AR2738 since it just started traveling across the disk.

    Interesting, I use the same Meade 80ST, but for me stopping down noticeably improves the contrast. It is likely boils down to the images size and type of EP used for projection.
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    Default Re: New spot - AR2738

    Hi BigZ. I just checked the Raben Systems solar map of active regions and see that AR2738 is just showing up on the eastern limb. Thanks for the "heads up" BigZ, and the best of regards.
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    Default Re: New spot - AR2738

    Thanks, Andrey! Might have to take the SV and the AVX to work tomorrow.

    Or maybe the T2...
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    Default Re: New spot - AR2738

    CLOUDS CLOUDS CLOUDS

    we are predicted to have another 5 days of clouds, there may be a gap on Thursday for an hour according to Clear Outside
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    I am being tortured by clouds!
    No viewing of AR2738 yet
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    Default Re: New spot - AR2738

    If the clouds keeping moving as they are now I may get an opportunity in an hour or so.
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