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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:16 am 
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The sun has been very active this week. A group of small sunspots close together can be seen with the naked eye. Of course solar eclipse glasses are needed to protect your eyes. It looks like a large blemish on the face of the sun. This active area has put out two class x solar flares in the last 24 hours. May be worth checking out, if you have a solar filter for your telescope.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:08 pm 
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John,

Thanks for the reminder! I was just out looking naked eye through a white-light solar filter and I was able to see sunspot group #1429 fairly easily. I also got out my 80 mm refractor for a look (also with a white-light filter) and #1429 shows a wealth of detail. #1428 and #1430 are also visible with good detail in the scope.

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