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Observations of objects of type "Sun":

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Libra)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Wed Sep 27 15:45:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2029

This morning I observed the Sun with my Sunspotter Solar Telescope. The sun now has 3 impressive Sunspot groups. Sunspot AR2681 is getting ready to move off while sunspot groups AR2682 & AR2683 are now on the sun's face. It looks to me like these sunspots may become active & possibly send a CME our way. Let's wait & see.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Virgo)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Tue Sep 5 14:45:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2028

This morning I looked at the two giant sunspots AR2673 & AR2674. AR 2673 just sent an CME towards Earth & we should get good auroras on the 6th or the 7th. These spots can be seen with ordinary eclipse glasses now. I just viewed them with mine.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Virgo)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Mon Sep 4 13:30:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2027

This morning, I observed the sun with my Sunspotter Solar Telescope. Sunspots AR2673 & AR2674 are growing rapidly & either group could unleash a powerful CME towards Earth. If this happens, Auroras will occur.

Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Fri Sep 1 13:35:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2026

This morning, I observed the sun with my Sunspotter Solar Telescope. A rather large sunspot grouping, AR2674, is now crossing the sun's face. I am also able to see the sunspots with my small 7X50 solar scope. Ahead of this group is a smaller sunspot, AR2673. The sun is really active this morning.

Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Wed Aug 30 15:30:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2024

This morning, I observed the sun with my Sunspotter Solar Telescope. A fairly large sunspot, AR2674, has just appeared on the sun. I think it will be an interesting spot to follow because it looks impressive. We'll see if it sends a CME in our direction.

Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Wed Aug 23 16:08:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2023

Who said the sun is becoming quiet? While observing the sun a few minutes ago, I saw that old sunspot group AR2671 was getting ready to rotate off the sun's face, another sunspot group, AR2672 was rotating onto the sun's face. Yes. The sun seems to be getting quite active & I think this new sunspot group may throw a CME towards Earth resulting in possible auroras.

Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Mon Aug 21 18:45:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2022

This afternoon a large groups of us observed the partial solar eclipse. We watched as 68.3% of the moon got covered by the moon's shadow. Also, because there were high thin clouds, we were able to see a ring around the eclipsed sun. It was a great day for all of us.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Leo)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: good
Time: Thu Aug 17 15:00:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2021

This morning I observed the sun with my Sun Spotter Solar Telescope. A new sunspot group, AR2671 has appeared on the sun's face. It's possible that this grouping will produce an X class flare which may cause auroras down the road. I also think this spot will still be on the sun's face on 8/21 when the solar eclipse occurs. That would be a nice double header.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Leo)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: good
Time: Wed Aug 9 16:00:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2020

Around noon today my brother Anthony & I observed the sun with my Sunspotter Solar Scope. One spot, AR2670, continues to move across the sun's face. It doesn't look like it will cause any auroras though.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Leo)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: good
Time: Thu Aug 3 05:00:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2019

This afternoon, I observed the sun with my Sun Spotter Solar Telescope. A new sunspot just rotated onto the sun's face. This was the same spot that brought a great aurora about 2-3 weeks ago. It doesn't look like it is very powerful this time around though.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Leo)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Sun Jul 23 16:30:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2016

This afternoon, I observed the sun with my Sun Spotter Solar Telescope. After last's weeks action, the sun this week is completely blank. No spots at all.

Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Thu Jul 13 15:30:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2013

This morning, I observed the sun with my Sun Spotter Solar Telescope. Sunspot group AR2665 doesn't look as complex as it did a few days ago. I think it may be starting to decay now.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Cancer)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Sun Jul 9 16:20:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2011

This afternoon, I observed the sun with my Sun SpotterSolar Telescope. A new sunspot AR2665 has formed & it looks very active. I'm hoping for some northern lights.

Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Wed Jun 14 15:30:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2009

This morning I observed the sun with my Sun Spotter Solar Scope. There was only one tiny sunspot on the eastern limb of the sun. Otherwise, the sun's face was blank.

Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: fair   Seeing: fair
Time: Thu May 4 16:00:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2006

I just observed the sun with my Sun Spotter Solar Telescope. Only one tiny spot #2654 was on the sun's face. Nothing else was seen.

Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Sun Apr 2 16:15:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2001

Around noon today, I observed the sun with my Sun Spotter Solar Scope. There is a really bright sunspot group almost in the middle of the sun called AR2645. I also observed AR2644 near the edge of the sun's limb. AR2644 already shot out two flares in the last two days.

Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Sun Apr 2 16:15:00 2017 UT   Obs. no.: 2000

Around noon today, I observed the sun with my Sun Spotter Solar Scope. There is a really bright sunspot group almost in the middle of the sun called AR2645. I also observed AR2644 near the edge of the sun's limb. AR2644 already shot out two flares in the last two days.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Aries)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: good   
Time: Thu Apr 14 18:30:00 2016 UT   Obs. no.: 1967

This afternoon, I aimed my Sunspotter Solar Telescope at a very large sunspot on the sun. this sunspot had a large area of facula around it & I must say, this was one of the largest sunspots I have ever observed. Very Impressive.

Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Time: Wed Aug 19 17:00:00 2015 UT   Obs. no.: 1954

This afternoon I observed the sun with my Sunspotter Solar Telescope. I was able to view one faint sunspot group #2401. It looked like a simple complex & the sun continues to remain quiet.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Virgo)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: naked eye   Location: Orange, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Thu Oct 23 21:45:00 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1935

Just before sunset, my brother Anthony & I were able to view the beginning of the partial solar eclipse with eclipse glasses. The sun showed a little chunk taken out on its left side before it set. That's all we in the northeast could see.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Virgo)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Transparency: good   Seeing: good
Time: Sun Oct 19 05:03:00 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1934

I just viewed one of the largest sunspots I've ever seen with my Sunspotter Solar Telescope. If we don't get a great aurora from this, we never will.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Aries)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Time: Mon Apr 14 15:45:00 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1909

This morning I observed the sun with my Sun Spotter Solar Telescope. There are four or five sunspot groups going all along the face of the sun. two of the groups, #2034 & 2035, are pretty impressive & they may send a CME our way. As always, I'm hoping for an aurora.

Sun (Sun)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Seeing: fair
Time: Sat Feb 1 17:00:00 2014 UT   Obs. no.: 1902

Today I observed the sun with my Sun Spotter Solar Telescope. There is a complex sunspot group AR 1967 which could send a CME in our direction during the next few days. Also a smaller sunspot group AR 1968 is just above 1967. It's possible 1968 will get bigger also.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Gemini)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Seeing: good
Time: Wed Jun 6 01:30:00 2012 UT   Obs. no.: 1881

This evening, my friends Dave, Joey, Mike, Cindy, Janice & I observed the Venus Transit with my Sunspotter Solar Telescope. The overcast we had all day finally broke up & we all had a glorious view of the Venus Transit. We all noticed a white halo surrounding Venus which may or may not have been Venus' atmosphere. A big bonus was the sun containing about four sunspot groupings which alone was very impressive. We were all very impressed.

Sun (Sun, est. to be in Aries)
Observer: Michael Amato (e-mail: abigmick@aol.com)
Instrument: 62-mm other   Location: West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Time: Thu Mar 24 17:15:00 2011 UT   Obs. no.: 1866

This afternoon I observed the sun with my Sunspooter Solar Telescope. A new sunspot group, #1176 has now appeared. It has already ejected a CME away from earth. Now it remains to be seen if it will send a CME towards Earth, hopefully creating a nice aurora.

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