Monday, November 30, 2015
The sky this morning is partly cloudy and I'm also having a bad migraine from my right temple probably due to my sinusitis :( I just quickly check up on the Sun and snap AR2458 Sunspot Group before calling it a session as the headache is a bit painful. Anyway, more bed rest needed :(
The sky this morning is clear and seeing is ok. The huge SW eruptive prominence is now gone but there is a growing wide group of eruptive prominences just a bit north of its position. AR2458 Sunspot Group is still going strong with some flaring activity inside its core.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
The sky this morning is super cloudy! I was eager to see how the SW prominence will be like on its 4th day so I opted to wait patiently for more than 1 hour 15 minutes for a very small cloud opening opens up for me to be able to image it asap! The SW eruptive prominence collapses back a bit to the limb instead of my prediction that it will eject out :( After another 5 minutes or so, I got clouded out again as well as reach roof obstruction thus ending my session. I was bale though to capture again AR2458 and 2457 Sunspot Group before I got clouded.
The sky this morning is clear and seeing condition very good. The SW huge eruptive prominence has widen further and is expanding out of the limb. The large eruptive prominence in the NW limb has also grown taller as well! Prominence Galore indeed! AR2458 and 2457 Sunspot Group also shows continuous solar activity inside their cores.
Friday, November 27, 2015
I was showing some Grade 5 kids and their parents the night sky and couldn't resist taking an image of the beautiful waning gibbous Moon with my Samsung Note 4 smartphone taken afocally and handheld through a Televue Nagler 12mm eyepiece mounted on TV-101 refractor.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
The sky this morning is partly cloudy but seeing condition is good. I had to wait for an opening for me to get some shots of the Sun in Ha wavelength. The SW wide hedgerow prominence has grown in size and is in ejecting mode maybe in a day or two. I also image active AR2458 and 2457 Sunspot Groups before I got clouded out.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The sky this morning is partly clear but lots of clouds surrounding the Sun. There are large hedgerow prominences visible in the SW and NW limbs. AR2458 and 2457 Sunspot Groups shows some flaring activity inside their cores. I was also able to get a shot of AR2458 Sunspot Group through passing clouds before I got clouded out.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The sky this morning is very cloudy and very frustrating to wait for the endless cloud layer to open up a bit for me to take a shot of the Sun. But after more than 45 minutes of waiting, clouds thinned out a bit for me to get a quickie shot of the large hedgerow prominence in the SW limb. Clouds then totally covered the Sun again and another almost 20 minutes of patience for me to take another shot of AR2458 and 2457 Sunspot Groups before I got obstructed totally by clouds and roof :( Sigh.... Win some.... lose some..... but I'm still grateful though :0
Monday, November 16, 2015
The sky this morning is clear and seeing condition is very good. Remnants of the huge looped dark filament is gone with only the northern section of the filament remains intact. The large eruptive prominence in the SE limb yesterday has grown into a beautiful huge hedgerow prominence that looks like a tree. Another huge wide hedgerow prominence can also be seen in the NE limb near AR2454 Sunspot Group which is starting to be active in its core in Ha wavelength only as it is small pore group in white light wavelength as well as several small groups visible on the Sun's disk.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
The sky this morning is clear and seeing condition is good. The huge looped dark filament finally snapped for good after 8 long days! Although he residual looped filament can still be faintly seen, it is expected to be more dispersed by tomorrow or perhaps even gone. There is also a large hedgerow prominence visible in the SE limb.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
The sky this morning is partly cloudy and I have to wait for a small opening to make some quickie shots of the Sun in Ha wavelength only. The huge looped dark filament that looks like a necklace before has snapped already and started to deteriorate as well. There is a nice group of eruptive prominence in the SW limb but are not that large though.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
The sky this morning is clear and seeing condition is very good. Almost all the remaining sunspot groups on the Sun are decaying fast and both in Ha and white light wavelength and what is left to have interest is the still widening huge looped dark filament which is now becoming like a necklace of fire :) No large prominences are visible on the Sun's limb today except for very small ones only.
With the remaining few sunspot group decaying fast, I image only in Ha wavelength centered on the huge looped dark filament in the SE quadrant or we can also refer to it as the Ring of Fire :) Included also on the frame is AR2449 Sunspot Group.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The sky this morning is clear but seeing condition is only average. The huge looped dark filament in the SE limb is still going strong and showing more of its monstrosity as it rotates into view. AR2449 and 2448 Sunspot Group still show some flaring activity inside their core. In white light, both AR2449 and 2448 Sunspot Groups are deteriorating very fast each passing day and I'm expecting to further decay more in the days to come.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The sky this morning is partly cloudy and seeing condition is ok. There is a huge looped dark filament visible in the SE limb beside AR2449 Sunspot Group. AR2448 Sunspot Group is quiet. There is also a nice large eruptive prominence on the SW limb. I was able to image in white light but seeing deteriorates fast as clouds started to cover up the Sun :(
Saturday, November 7, 2015
The sky this morning is clear and seeing condition is once again fair. AR2448 Sunspot Group has calmed down after yesterday flare. AR2449 and 2443 Sunspot Group also quiets down a bit. There are several large eruptive prominences both in the NE and SE limb. In white light wavelength. AR2443 Sunspot Group almost lost all of its pore structures while the 2 main umbra components ares till intact. AR2449 Sunspot Group is getting larger and will probably be the sunspot group to monitor in the days to come after AR2443 Sunspot Group is starting to exit the NW limb. AR2448 Sunspot Group maintains its size. I was also able to image full disk white light as well.
The sky this morning is clear and seeing condition is fair. After rechecking my mount's RS232 interface port yesterday and resoldering the loose contacts.My mount is behaving back to normalcy thus I was able to image smoothly this morning. AR2448 Sunspot Group is flaring up this morning. More or less an M flare class. New AR2449 and 2443 Sunspot Groups are also very active inside its core. There is also a large eruptive prominence in the NE limb. I also got to image both AR2443 and 2448 Sunspot Groups in closeups thru white light wavelength.