Friday, 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
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
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
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.
Sunday, May 8, 2016
The sky this morning is partly cloudy and seeing condition is fair. There are 3 sunspot group on the disk with AR2542 being the biggest of the 3 with AR2543 being the newest and 2541 Sunspot Group the most active :) There are also lots of twisting dark filaments around the sunspot groups. No big prominence present except for small one only.
Initially , I thought I would be able to image Mars just before midnight time at our laundry area but unfortunately, I was only able to see Mars coming out from the building obstruction at around 12:45am already :( I can see South polar cap region as well as Cimmerium region at the Central Meridian. Seeing condition is fair once again. I don't think I would be able to image Saturn anymore as I'm so tired already :( At least I was able to image 2 out of the 3 planets that was planned. RGB image taken using Meade 8" f/10 SCT on ZWO ASI120MM webcam with 2x barlow lens.
The sky this early evening is clear and I force myself to do some planetary imaging which i plan top image Jupiter , Mars and Saturn this evening. I'm not a real planetary imager but as a novice, I'm eager to try some planetary imaging once in a while. For this early evening, I started to image the gas giant Jupiter which is already high in the early evening and I was able to cool down my scope as well. Seeing condition is fair and I was able to see the Great Red Spot (GRS) nearing the limb. A great feeling indeed to be able to image the great planet Jupiter once again :)RGB image taken using Meade 8" f/10 SCT with ZWO ASI120MM webcam with 2x barlow lens.