I set aside an hour each day for sketching, counting sunspots, and classifying the active regions. And sometimes I checked the sunspot drawings from the 150-foot Solar Tower at the Mt. Wilson Observatory once they were uploaded to the Mt. Wilson webpage. My 6 inches of aperture were no match but it was fun to compare the sunspot sketches anyway.
Additional data required by A.L.P.O. The Carrington Rotation Number. Rotation #1995 commenced on October 6, 2002.
|10/19/02 - full solar disk at 22:30 UT|
|10/19/02 - AR0162 FKC and HHX active regions at 22:40 UT|
|10/19/02 - H-Alpha view of solar disk 23:00 UT|
|10/20/02 - full solar disk showing AR0162 FKI active region at 22:45 UT|
|10/21/02 - full solar disk at 00:55 UT 10/22|
|10/21/02 - AR0162 FHI/FKI and AR0165 HSX active regions at 00:55 UT 10/22|
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