Well with the continuing heavy cloud and rain that we’re having, telescope time is at something of a premium. However yesterday afternoon it did clear briefly; enough for a look at the sun. [Please remember not to look at the sun without proper filtering equipment]. Whilst in a quiet era of it’s cycle, there are still some sunspots to be viewed. Currently¬† there’s sunspot region 0963 & 0964, as in the picture below:

Sunspots Diagram

Sunspot group 0963 is the more substantial group and 0964 you should just make out, bottom right of the intermediate image.

Hopefully this weather will improve soon and then we can return to viewing some more deep sky objects.


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