Sunday, August 21, 2016

Solar Imaging Session - August 22, 2016

The regular solar imaging session for me has now started with the Sun now visible form my observing window once again. The seeing this morning is fair and sky condition is clear and it's good to see the Sun again after several weeks of cloudy and rainy days. AR2578 Sunspot Group is so far the only sunspot group on the solar disk and is very small. I only image in Ha wavelength this morning. Aside from the group, there is also a nice moderate size eruptive prominence in the SE limb.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Solar Imaging Session - August 4, 2016

The sky this afternoon is clear and seeing condition is fair. There is a nice large eruptive prominence visible in the NW limb and well as several nice large dark filaments on the Sun's disk. Looks like there is also new active region developing in the NE quadrant possible AR2572(?)Sunspot Group. Overall, solar activity is low even in Ha wavelength more so in white light wavelength.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Solar Imaging Session - August 3, 2016

The sky this morning is partly clear and seeing condition is fair. AR2570 Sunspot Group is very small but has some mild flaring activity inside its core. There are several long dark filament in the NE and SW quadrants with a possible new AR2571 Sunspot Group developing beside the SW quadrant dark filament. There is also a long bar prominence in the eastern limb.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Solar Imaging Session - July 15, 2016

The sky this afternoon is clear and seeing condition is fair. I was able to get close up white light image of AR2565 Sunspot Group as well as Ha wavelength of AR2565 Sunspot Group and 2 large eruptive prominence that are visible in the NE and NW limbs. small AR2564 Sunspot Group shows lots of flaring activity in its core and surrounding area.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Solar Imaging Session - July 6, 2016

Eid Mubarak to my Muslim friends who are celebrating Eid ul-Ftir today. The sky this morning is partly cloudy and seeing condition is also fair. I had a hard time imaging this morning because of fast clouds passing over the Sun! I could only get a shot of the Sun on the large eruptive prominence in the NE limb before clouds and roof obstruction ended my session. :( The Sun is also blank in white light meaning ZERO sunspots for several days already as well.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Solar Imaging Session - June 16, 2016

The sky in the afternoon is clear and seeing condition is fair. I was able to get a quick snap shot of the Sun in Ha wavelength. AR2553 Sunspot Group looks promising but due to hectic schedule, I wasn't able to image it in white light close up :( Anyway, Lots of solar activity inside AR2553 Sunspot Group as well as its surrounding. There is also a nice large eruptive prominence in the NE limb.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Solar Imaging Session - June 6, 2016 (Blank Sun)

The sky this lunchtime is hazy and seeing condition is poor. This is the second day that I got to observe the Sun without any sunspot groups visible on the Sun's disk. I wasn't able to image in Ha wavelength as it got cloudy after I took this shot.