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Tue 5th Oct 2021, 1113UT. Very poor seeing. V. Windy and rainy. Observing from inside through gaps in cloud.

2 groups N - 1 and 4 spots.
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Wed 6th Oct 2021, 0930UT. Average seeing for a change, and no wind!

2 groups N, 3 and 1 spots.

The big group that has been dominating the disk for a while looks to be dying away, down to just one feeble spot now. The new group has a very pronounced umbra and penumbra. It's acquired a couple of followers today. Hopefully the group'll expand rapidly!
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2021 Oct 07 at 0850 UT, seeing and transparency good. Two groups consisting of the large regular spot and a tiny companion and the other group is a barely glimpsed tiny dark spot coming and going in the seeing in faculae near the opposite limb. Equipment as before. Bob
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Thu Oct 7th 2021, 1555UT. Poor seeing.

1 group N, 4 spots. This is 12882.

The other group (12880) has now dissapeared as far as I'm concerned.
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Sat 9th Oct 2021, 0918UT. Average seeing.

One big northern spot with 3 or 4 attendants (hard to tell if there was a clean break between the smaller spots).

I reckon the big spot might be naked-eye visible, but I don't have any eclipse glasses or welding glass.
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2021 Oct 10 at 0925 UT, seeing fair, transparency very good. I counted 3 groups of 7, 4 and 3 spots. The smaller groups were faint, small spots. Equipment as before. Bob
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Sun 10th Oct 2021 0930UT. Average seeing.

2 groups north, 4 and 3 spots.
1 group south, 2 spots.
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Mon 11th Oct 2021 1104UT. Average seeing.

1 groups north, 5 spots (12882)
1 group south, 1 spot (12884).

I did think that the other northern group from yesterday ought to be still about, but I couldn't see it. So either it's faded or it's too close to the limb.
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Tue 12th Oct 2021, 1025UT, wobbly seeing.

1 group N, 4 spots.

Let's hope something else is coming round the corner soon!
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Wed 13th Oct 2021 0854UT. Good seeing.

1 group N with 4 spots.
1 group N with 2 spots.

Or ... maybe this is just one group with six spots??? I'm not quite sure how far away the second "group" was from the big spot.
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Thu 14 Oct 2021 1054UT. Average seeing

1 group N, 4 spots.

Let's hope something bursts out somewhere else on the disk, else in two or three days we'll have a spotless sun!
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Fri 15 Oct 2021 0957UT, poor seeing

1 group N, 1 spot
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Sat 16 Oct 2021, 1109UT, poor seeing.

One group N, 1 spot.

Right on the limb. I doubt I'll be able to see it tomorrow. We might be heading for a blank disk.
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Sun 17 Oct 2021 1010UT, average seeing.

No spots visible!

Online sites still show 12882, at a longitude of 91W, as "visible", but I couldn't see it. Question - is the longitude of the visible west limb of the Sun a moveable feast? Is it like the Moon in that one can see a little past 90W (or 90E)?
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