Solar Observing @ UM Observatory

I will have a few scopes setup from about 2-4 pm to safely observe the sun. Directions are on the Observatory website at www.astro.umd.edu/openhouse

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  • tinsmith

    I had a really informative and interesting time; Elizabeth is a great organizer.

    April 3, 2010

  • Elizabeth W.

    Although a bit hazy, we were able to see the sun with two sunspots. Around 3:30, it cleared enough that we could also see a nice prominence along the limb (it looked like a tuning fork!). Had 1 person from the meetup group and 6 others who heard about the event through other sources.

    April 3, 2010

  • Elizabeth W.

    Want to know if there are any spots visible or possible prominences?
    http://www.spaceweather.com
    http://umbra.nascom.nasa.gov/images/
    http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/solar_sites.html

    NOTE: We have an optical solar filter so we can see the photosphere and the sunspots. We also have an h-alpha prominence filter which is not as high res as some of the other types of h-alpha filters, but it does let us see prominences...

    April 2, 2010

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