Saturday, August 5, 2017

Sunspots

Yes, just looking at them through the refractor.  Two of them only.  One huge, one just South of it, small (Earth diameter or close).  No pictures; the refractor because of the apochromat corrector, does not have enough in focus for the camera.

2 comments:

Windy Wilson said...

Hasn't there been a dearth of sunspots for a number of years now?
When was the Maunder Minimum named, and how was that name selected?
If this is a similar minimum, will it be called the Gore Minimum or perhaps the Gore Deficit?

Clayton Cramer said...

I cannot remember it but a name j has already been proposed for the current minimum. And yes, it is warming relayed.