Monday, August 31, 2015
A unique Quarter Gibbous Moon occurred to me this evening while trying desperately to image it through thick clouds until it makes a Peek-A-Boo to me through clouds before getting obstructed by the tall building in front of our eastern horizon!!! What a bummer ! :(
Saturday, August 29, 2015
The sky this morning is again cloudy and very hazy, I was about to give up on the session then there is a small cloud opening and I was able to image the huge long dark filament on the Sun as well as the huge hedgerow prominence in the eastern limb. Huge AR2403 Sunspot Group has exited the SW limb. Seeing condition is fair but I;m still happy on the result despite the existence of some thin passing clouds and haze. As they say, better than nothing.
Friday, August 28, 2015
The sky this morning is cloudy but there are some cloud openings for me to try to capture AR2403 Sunspot Group before it exits the SW limb. In Ha wavelength, AR2403 Sunspot Group is still showing some moderate flaring activity inside its core. There are also several large eruptive prominences visible in the NE and NW limbs. There is also a huge super long Dark Filament visible at the central meridian of the Sun which almost extends from N to S limb as well as several smaller dark filaments too. In white light wavelength, I was able to capture AR2403 Sunspot Group as it nears the SW limb. Still glad to be able to capture it before it exits in a day or two totally.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
The sky this morning is cloudy and I was only able to get one shot of AR2403 Sunspot Group together with a huge eruptive prominence in the SE limb. Seeing is ok but the very hazy sky makes imaging a burden again for the 2nd day but today is far better than yesterday condition. There is another huge prominence in the NE limb but thick haze and clouds prevented me from imaging it and even got rained for me to quit the session totally.
The sky is very cloudy and super hazy this morning! Add insult with poor seeing condition equals super crappy image. I try to salvage as much as I could on the image but nevertheless, one can see new AR2403 Sunspot Group is something to monitor inthe days to come. There is also a huge eruptive prominence on the SE limb where AR2403 is located but it is very muddy and faint because of the condition.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
The sky this morning is slightly hazy but seeing is very good. The Sun is very quiet in white light as only 2 small sunspot groups namely AR2400 and 2401 Sunspot Groups are visible on the Sun's disk. In Ha wavelength, there are 3 large eruptive and hedgerow prominences on the Sun's limb that at least somehow awaken a rather dull and silent Sun this morning.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
The sky this morning is partly clear and seeing condition is fair. With AR2396 Sunspot Group gone. There are 2 small sunspot groups namely 2340 and 2341 Sunspot Group visible on the Suns disk. 2 large eruptive prominences are visible with the one on the NE limb showing signs of falling back to the limb after an earlier ejection from the limb but is slightly faint. I also capture small AR2400 Sunspot Group as well.
Friday, August 14, 2015
The sky this morning is a bit cloudy and hazy. Seeing condition is fair but I could only image a single Ha image of the western large hedgerow prominence just above exiting AR2396 sunspot group before a thick haze covers the Sun and making the Sun virtually "surfaceless" because of the passing thick hazy clouds :(
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Saturday, August 8, 2015
The sky this morning is cloudy but I was able to image the huge eruptive prominence in the NW limb before I got clouded out totally and to add insult into it, it started to rain afterwards! I missed imaging AR2396 Sunspot Group in white light closeup :( One good thing though is that I can image once again form my observing window once again thus I can start resuming my regular solar imaging session again!
Friday, August 7, 2015
I was able to image the Sun again after lunch time. Seeing condition is fair. AR2396 Sunspot Group continues to grow in size and activity inside its core. There is a group of large dark filaments on the SE limb and prominence. Several prominences are also visible on the western limb but obstruction of the roof prevented me from imaging further :(
Thursday, August 6, 2015
The sky this lunchtime is clear but unfortunately, the Sun had past zenith already and is nearing our roof obstruction. I quickly took a shot of the Sun which shows an active AR2369 Sunspot Group together with a large group of hedgerow prominences on the SE limb before I got obstructed totally. Oh well.... :)