Saturday, June 15, 2019

Solar Imaging Session - June 16, 2019

The sky this morning is clear but seeing condition is poor. Not much contrast on the solar limb as well as surface. There is a large prominence that resembles a tree in the NE limb but the tree leaves area is quite faint and hard to see due to poor seeing condition. Its a bit noticeable in the mono image rather than the colorize version of the image.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Solar Imaging Session - June 14, 2019

The sky this afternoon is cloudy and again very windy. Seeing condition is also not that good. Not much solar activity this afternoon except for a large group of faint eruptive prominences in the western limb.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Lunar Imaging Session - June 13, 2019

The sky this evening is cloudy again and I was able to image the waxing gibbous moon through cloud opening using Borg 76ED refractor with Televue Zoom 8-24mm set at 16mm coupled afocally on Celestron NexYZ smartphone adapter with Huawei P20 Pro Smartphone at Pro mode set at 1/1000sec at ISO 50 mounted on Vixen Porta II mount. Image processed using Huawei P20 Pro internal image editor.

Solar Imaging Session - June 13, 2019

The sky this afternoon is cloudy and very windy. I find it hard to image as its shaking my light setup. I was only able to image the NW limb of of prominence before I got clouded out.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Solar Imaging Session - June 9, 2019

The sky this morning is partly clear and seeing condition is ok. Wake up late so I had to setup quickly before the Sun gets blocked by parking area ceiling. Not much solar activity again on the Sun except for a large prominence group in the NW limb and the long dark filament near the central meridian. The long filament is the remnant of previous day's V-shaped dark filament.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Solar Imaging Session - June 7, 2019

The sky this late afternoon is partly cloudy and seeing condition is fair. I opted to use only my Canon EF100-400mm L lens set at 400mm this afternoon as I wasn't expecting much solar activity. Not much solar activity this week except for 2 slightly active areas near the central meridian. One V-shaped dark filament is of point of interest for this session only. No sunspot groups as well.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Solar Imaging Session - May 20, 2019

The sky this afternoon is very hazy and seeing condition is poor. Since there is a huge Hedgerow prominence visible in the SW limb, i still proceeded to image it despite the condition using a modest smaller scope Borg 76ED refractor instead of our regular TV-101 refractor.