Solar Sunday22nd Jun 2014
Solar Observing at the Red Lion , LONG Compton – 12:30 onwards Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd – Solar Observing Saturday 21st found us at Long Compton fete for the afternoon. 7 telescopes were trained on the sun with both white and Ha filters ,Mel and Oliver were both able to show people the prominences while the rest of us dealt with the spots , both Alex and Mel were imaging and hopefuly we will all see the results A great afternoon with a lot of interest and the weather bode well for the following day at the Red Lion. But how things change weatherwise in the UK !. Despite high temperatures and the feeling of a similar day ahead , the warm weather brought with it rapidly increasing humidity and billowing cumulus which proceeded to spread out to practically 90% cloud cover by 12 /1pm and it was clearly not going to be an observing day , consequently the event was called off – however and just to rub salt into the wound , contrary to the forecast , conditions did improve after 3pm – these things happen ,we move on and live to fight another day.