Looks like you could be right, Jeff. We checked out the Sun today and saw pretty much nothin' happening in white light. There are a couple possibly promising areas on the farside, as seen in the SOHO MDI "image" on spaceweather.com that could develop. Hydrogen Alpha is definitely the wavelength to use for the next week or so. Big Bear Solar Observatory's H-alpha shows some nice filaments and a few active regions, with one just going over the limb, and calcium K shows somw detail as well. Any of these regions could turn into sunspots, but you just never know. Keep watching as the Sun quiets down. >From: Jeffmight@xxxxxxx >Reply-To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >Subject: [AZ-Observing] AllAZ sun >Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 12:39:35 EDT > >Checking out spaceweather.com it seems the sun will be basically blank for >the All Arizona Star Party. The neutral density filters will reveal a beautiful >blank circle, unmarred by pesky sunspots. Hydrogen alpha filters may have >better luck though. Looking at the SOHO site reveals interesting flares and >prominences. I plan to bring both my filters there anyway. Jeff Vandecar > >-- >See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please >send personal replies to the author, not the list. > _________________________________________________________________ On the road to retirement? Check out MSN Life Events for advice on how to get there! http://lifeevents.msn.com/category.aspx?cid=Retirement -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.