Amateur Sun Spots

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by VK4HAT, Oct 16, 2020.

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  1. W2AI

    W2AI QRZ Lifetime Member #240 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    What ever happened to Professional Sun Spots???
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  2. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I use a small 5in and you can see the spots (when they are there!).
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  3. W4NNF

    W4NNF XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Remember: It took 24 TWO YEARS really get going. ;)
  4. KK4NSF

    KK4NSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    it's actually quite simple. All you need is a telescope, a solar filter and camera. And you don't really need the camera if you just want to visually observe.

    Amateur astronomers ignored the sun for decades, preferring to look at stars, planets and galaxies. Then around 2000 or so, good solar filters were invented..... and solar observing became a thing.
  5. WD4CHP

    WD4CHP Ham Member QRZ Page

    These are great photos!
    It would be great to see his setup.
    I am also an amateur photographer.
  6. K8JD

    K8JD Ham Member QRZ Page

    In some suburban back yards , the only things you can see in the day sky is the sun and in the night sky, the moon.
    Light pollution is a big problem near some cities.
    Telescope owners often have to travel an hour to see any dim astronomical objects like nebulas and galaxies.
  7. NG1H

    NG1H XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Well, a decent low end astrophotography rig can easily run $10k so cheap is maybe not the best description. You are right that there is impressive work being done.
  8. K2CD

    K2CD Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    See double, you?
  9. VK4HAT

    VK4HAT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Spots are getting bigger,

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  10. M0YRX

    M0YRX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Three active regions on the Earth facing disk atm ?
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