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Wolf=0?

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tst
Wolf=0?

Hi All

I hope all of you are staying healthy.

I've been counting sunspots for about a little over a year now and was recently asked, a very good question, "why did I start observing sun spots in the middle of a solar minimum."

For me the anwser was simple, being newly retired I was able to commit more time to observing, and it just happened to be at a solar minimum.  But it did bring up a good question, in my mind, regarding if there is any value in reporting an observation of Wolf = 0?

Thanks for any inputs.

Regards

Steve Toothman (TST)

mll
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zero spots

Data is data, even if it's zero.  That's science.  If people didn't observe and log their observing results during the minimum we wouldn't know it existed.

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