Thursday, October 30, 2008

Solar Imaging Session - October 30, 2008


Weather again is horrible this morning. I miss the Sun too much already to the poit that even if the sky this morning was hazy, I still try to image the Sun! That's how crazy I am on the Sun :) LOL Nevertheless, I was able to see some nice eruptive prominences around the limb although the image are generally soft from what I got. Anyway, the prominences can still be seen softly below:

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Solar Imaging Session - October 19, 2008


My computer crashed right after I image the Sun last October 19, 2o08 and was only able to get back my computer this saturday for me to process and share the result. Image was not that good that morning because of thick haze present when I was imaging the Sun. Nevertheless, one can still see numerous smalla nd medium sized eruptive prominence around the Sun's limb.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Solar Imaging Session - October 17, 2008 (Bye Bye AR 1006 Sunspot Group)


I was able to get s small window of open sky for me to check on the AR1005 Sunspot Group. Unfortunately, there was haze present in the morning and it softens the image much that I didn't saw the AR1005 but instead got another image of a small group AR1006 exiting the western limb. Even wth the haze, the group was still easy to view because of its high brightness.

Image taken using ATK-1HS II webcam on Coronado PST and the final image can be viewed below:

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Solar Imaging Session - October 11, 2008 (AR1004 Sunspot Group Growing!)


I was expecting to see more developments on the confirmed AR1004 Sunspot Group that I saw and image yesterday and I was not disappointed. Although the sky here in Manila this morning is mostly clouded out, I was able to shot a quick AVI of the AR1004 Group using ATK-1HS II webcam on Coronado PST-Ha. I will try to image the group in white light later in case the weather is ok in the afternoon but the way I see it, it looks not promising :( =====

Nevertheless, below is the image of the AR1004 Sunspot Group that I was able to shoot through bad haze and passing clouds. There are numerous small prominences around the solar limb but with the weather condition, I wasn't able to image them. Was lucky to still get away with a shot of the group before getting clouded out :(

Solar Imaging Session - October 11, 2008 - Possible AR1004 Sunspot Group (?)


The sky this morning was surprising clear this morning as the weather yesterday and last night was bad and raining :( So this morning sky was a surprise for me so when I saw sunlight shining brightly on my eastern window, I quickly setup and monitor the Sun for nice eruptive prominences for me to image. There were several small prominences across the solar limb and one faint large eruptive prominence that I can see faintly.

Afterwards, I scan the solar surface for any solar activity and I was surprised to see a small sunspot group visible near the eastern limb, could this be AR 1004 Sunspot Group? The group appears as a small dotted line and with bright whitish solar flare beside the group. Below are the images that I took of the group as well as the faint large eruptive prominence.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Solar Imaging Session - October 8, 2008


The sky this morning was a bit hazy but I could still see the Sun so I setup quickly and try to view it visually to see if there are any big prominence that is worth imaging. After setting up the ATK-1HS webcam on the Coronado PST, I scan the solar limb to check on any faint big prominences that might be hiding behind the glare of the Sun and indeed there was a faint medium size faint eruptive prominence faintly visible and because of the bad haze that morning, I was forced to increase some gain settings to force the faint light of the prominence to be visible. Nevertheless, below is the image that i took of the faint eruptive prominence.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Solar Imaging Session - October 5, 2008


I wake up late this morning to find the sky slightly overcast but there are some breaks in the clouds for me to check on the Sun. Hmmm...... no medium or big prominences but lots of small eruptive prominences visible in the solar limb.

I also try to monitor the small sunspot group that was suppose to be visible the pat 2 days but couldn't find it...... probably short-lived as expected.

Below is the image that I took of the group of prominences.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Solar Imaging Session - October 3, 2008 (Wow ! Very Large Eruptive Prominence !)


After a long spell of no solar observation and imaging, I thought the Sun this morning was another boring day for me to view it. But much to my surprise, when I pointed my PST-Ha on the solar limb for more closeup inspection, I was surprised to see a very large eruptive prominence hiding itself from my view through the eyepiece! It was very beautiful but a bit faint (reason why I didn't detect it when I view it visually) and the largest prominence that I got to image so far for me this year. After more than 5 hours, I inspect the prominence again and it is almost gone! Image taken using ATK-1HS I webcam on Coronado PST-Ha and 2x barlow lens. Seeing is fair at 1/5 scale.