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The Sun by Jim Burchell – 23rd Nov 2023

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NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY. Please click here for solar observing safely.   A superb single image of the Sun in white light showing sunspot groups 3489-3498 taken on the  23/11/2023 by member Jim Burchell.   The image was taken with a Pentax KP body attached to 102mm Altair Astro refractor fitted with a solar filter […]

The Sun and the Wilson Effect – Simon Dawes

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NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY. Please click here for solar observing safely. On the 26th September 2023 member Simon Dawes imaged the Sun.  One of his images of the sunspots on the Sun that day showed an interesting effect called the ‘Wilson Effect’.  The Wilson effect is the perceived depression of a sunspot’s umbra or centre in […]

Solar Observing at Hall Place & Gardens – Sunday 6th August 2023

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NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY. Please click here for solar observing safely. Sunday 6th August 2023 – What a glorious day to be out solar observing which is what Crayford Manor House Astronomical Society Dartford (CMHASD) where doing at Hall Place & Gardens in Bexley.  What a busy day it was too! Several telescopes were set up […]

Our Active Sun by Simon Dawes

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More stunning images of our active Sun taken by member Simon Dawes in the later half of July 2023.  Details of how Simon acquired his images are on the photos. For more information about the Sun, its structure, atmosphere, sunspots, solar cycle and magnetosphere click on https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/solar-system/sun/in-depth/ 12th July 2023   26th July 2023   […]

The Sun in June 2023 by Simon Dawes

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NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY. Please see our Solar Observing safety page at crayfordmanorastro.com/solar-safety/ Lots of stunning images taken by member and trustee Simon Dawes of our Sun on 4 days during the month of June.  Details of how Simon acquired the images are on the photos. 9th June 2023   16th June 2023   19th […]

The Sun – 7th July 2023

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NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY. Please see our Solar Observing safety page at crayfordmanorastro.com/solar-safety/ CMHASD members Jim Burchell, Honor Wheeler and Simon Dawes took the opportunity to observe and image the Sun on Friday 7th July 2023 and below are their super images. The Sun is very active with many sunspots and one so large it […]

The Sun – May 2023

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NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY. Please see our Solar Observing safety page at crayfordmanorastro.com/solar-safety/ The latest images of our active Sun by members Simon Dawes and Jim Burchell. Simon’s 3 images below were taken on the 18th May 2023. Details of how Simon acquired the images are on the photos.   Jim’s image was taken on […]

The Sun by Simon Dawes – 10th & 16th May 2023

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NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY. Please see our Solar Observing safety page at crayfordmanorastro.com/solar-safety/ A fantastic collection of images of our Sun taken by Simon Dawes on the 10th & 16th May 2023 from North Kent, showing lots of sunspots 🙂 Details of how Simon acquired his images are on the photos. The Sun on the […]

The Sun – 29th April 2023 by Jim Burchell

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NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY. Please see our Solar Observing safety page at crayfordmanorastro.com/solar-safety/   A splendid white light image of an ‘active’ Sun taken on 29/04/2023 by member Jim Burchell showing sunspots AR3285, AR3286, AR3288 bottom right, AR3289 and AR3292 top left, with AR3291 middle right. Image was taken with a Pentax KP attached to […]