Friday, May 29, 2015
I got back from Bicol trip this morning and I was able to get a glimpse of the Sun in the laundry area around lunch time. The V shaped huge long dark filament is the most prominent feature now on the Sun's surface. There is also a huge eruptive prominence in the SW limb but unfortunately, I caught already the remnant of the large eruption this morning which was very cloudy here in Manila. There is also a faint huge eruptive prominence faintly visible in the NE limb. Anyway, this session can be called my part time solar imaging session till mid August before I can assume regular solar imaging session once again.
Monday, May 18, 2015
A futile attempt to try to image the Sun shows a not so good resolution image due to near obstructed view of the Sun. I check the number of minutes left for a clear window is less than 3 minutes to go so with that cramp time... I think the image is fair to show some details on AR2346 and 2344 with some groups of eruptive prominence. Sigh. Hasta La Vista for El Sol till mid August :(
Saturday, May 16, 2015
The sky this morning is partly cloudy but I want to see if there is any time left for me to still image the Sun. From my session today, I got less than 5 minutes left thus I think tomorrow session more or less is my last solar session for the season except on weekends or if I have free time before lunchtime. Anyway, the huge ejected NE hedgerow prominence has most of it gone already except for a small eruptive prominence left. But with such a super short limited time, I had to choose an interesting frame for me to image before I get obstructed. The NW limb eruptive prominence has grown in size a bit from yesterday and AR2339 Sunspot Group is about to exit the western limb. Numerous dark filaments surrounds AR2348 Sunspot Group in the SE limb.
I'm so dead tired from last night's car breakdown on the road that I still have bad mood till this morning. Nevertheless,I still use the few remaining minutes of my solar observing window to lessen my stress. The Huge Hedgerow FilaProm from yesterday had ejected out of the solar limb! Unfortunately, because of my handicap obstruction now, I was only able to image after the ejection mass has already launched out of the limb by more than 3x its original height from yesterday session. Also had a hard time getting good quality image because of the limited time but I'm still happy with the results as I was expecting that I already couldn't image today from roof obstruction. Aside from the ejection mass of the NE huge hedgerow, there is also another huge fainter eruptive prominence that was visible in the NW limb. From today's session, I can see that I only have less than 8 minutes of observing window and this will further be cut to nil in a day or two thus ending my solar imaging season till August 15 except on weekends. :( Sigh!
Thursday, May 14, 2015
I was able to do some solar imaging session after lunch through large passing clouds! But some patience in me had me waited for an hour before I could get a small cloud opening for me to do some Ha solar imaging. The Huge NE hedgerow prominence has grown taller and is a nice object to view! Another huge wide hedgerow prominence can also be seen in the SE limb near possible new AR2349 (?) Sunspot Group. Decaying AR2339 Sunspot Group continues to produces flaring activities inside its core as it starts to move closer to the western limb.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The sky this morning is clear and seeing condition is fair. AR2339 Sunspot Group continues to produce flaring activities inside its core despite the fact that it had started to deteriorate a lot. The huge NE wide hedgerow prominence has grown taller and bigger as well. AR2342 Sunspot Group looks like a spider crawling on the solar surface :) Overall, a nice short imaging solar Ha imaging session nevertheless.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The sky this morning is initially clear and seeing condition is good. AR2339 Sunspot Group flaring activity is increasing and adding two huge hedgerow prominence in NE and NW limbs added spice to my Ha imaging session. Unfortunately, because of my very limited observing window time left which is less than 15 minutes, I have to choose to image Ha or white light so for today, I had no choice but to prioritize Ha imaging today only :0 Sigh...
Monday, May 11, 2015
The sky this morning is partly clear but persistent clouds keep on pestering me during my less than 15 minutes imaging window before I get obstructed by our roof! Luckily, I was still able to at least image a shot in Ha wavelength of AR2339 Sunspot Group with huge wide hedgerow prominence. AR2339 Sunspot Group is starting to deteriorate early to my surprise :( Hope to image both Ha and white light tomorrow of AR2339. Pray for clear weather during the short imaging window....
Saturday, May 9, 2015
After last night short burst of hard rain brought about by Typhoon Dodong, the sky this morning is surprisingly clear and seeing condition is also very good. There is a nice large hedgerow prominences in the NE limb as well as a nice large eruptive prominence in the SW limb. AR2339 Sunspot Group is very beautiful both in Ha and white light wavelength.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
The sky this morning is partly clear but hazy. Seeing condition is good. AR2339 Sunspot Group is now the most beautiful object on the Sun right now both in Ha and white light wavelength. AR2335 Sunspot Group is silent while smaller AR2337 Sunspot Group is showing some flaring activity inside its core. There are also two nice group of eruptive prominence in the SW limb as well as a nice wide hedgerow and ejection prominences in the NE limb near AR2339.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The sky this morning is partly cloudy and hazy. Seeing condition is also fair. New AR2339 Sunspot Group enters the NE limb and shows some flaring activity inside its core. AR2335 Sunspot Group is also very active. The huge long dark filament has already snap in its center section thus ending several days of record stretch long filament! I was also able to image AR2339 Sunspot Group in white light closeup under poor condition as it's already partly obstructed by our roof in the middle of my exposure :( Will try my luck again tomorrow :0
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
The sky this morning is partly clear but seeing condition is ok. AR2335 Sunspot Group is getting active a bit while the huge long dark filament is still visible with parts of its western section nearing the western limb already so by tomorrow, parts of it will starts to exit the limb. I can also start to feel my solar imaging session getting shorter and shorter each day. I think I have less than 30 minutes of solar imaging time from my window signaling I may have less than 10 days more for me to do solar imaging in the morning before I get obstructed again :( Sigh...
Monday, May 4, 2015
The sky this morning is clear but seeing condition is not that good. AR2335 Sunspot Group continues to grow while the the western section of the super huge long dark filament is nearing the western limb. I was also able to do a white light close up of AR2335 Sunspot Group under poor seeing condition.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
The sky this morning is very cloudy and I thought I wouldn't be able to image the Sun. I had to play hide and seek with the Sun whole morning till before noon to capture a 2 pane mosaic of the super huge long dark filament that stretches almost the entire solar diameter this morning! I have to use a 2 pane mosaic for the whole dark filament to fill into my ZWO ASI120MM camera field of view! AR2335 Sunspot Group is moderate in size but didn't attempt to image it in white light anymore because of clouds as well as watching Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather fight.