Solar observing

I used to observe sunspots with my 60 mm refractor during the 1980s and reported the observations to the solar section of SAAF, the Swedish amateur astronomical association.

Recently, my curiosity about what the sun is up to grew and I started counting sunspots again in January. February was awful, weatherwise, otherwise its great to be observing sunspots again. I report my observations to SIDC, the international sunspot data centre, as well as to SVO, SAAF’s variable star database, which also tracks solar activity.

Not much of activity for a maximum year, but still it is interesting to follow the sun’s activity from day to day.

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