SUNSPOT MONITORING – NOVEMBER 28, 2018

SUNSPOT MONITORING – NOVEMBER 28, 2018

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The sky was generally partly to mostly cloudy during imaging session. Here is today’s white-light solar imagery  taken from Al Sadeem Observatory, November 28, 2018.

The Sun remains spotless and generally inactive, absent of any significant flaring activity over the past 24 hours. The latest sunspot number (based on visual count and Wolf number calculation) is 0.

Space weather agencies* forecast solar activity to remain at very low levels with chances of weak X-ray fluxes or flares ranging up to B-class intensity. Close monitoring is being conducted by numerous space weather agencies for any significant development.

Equipment used are Skywatcher 120mm refractor telescope with Baader filter and unmodified Canon EOS 1D Mark IV DSLR camera for visible imagery, mounted on Skywatcher EQ6 Pro. Pre-processing of visible solar images was performed in PIPP, stacking in Autostakkert, slight wavelet adjustments in Registax 6 and post-processing in Adobe Photoshop CC.

*Technical reports courtesy of Solar Influence Data Center (SIDC), NOAA-Space Weather Prediction Center (NOAA-SWPC)

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