Saturday, January 30, 2016
The sky this morning is cloudy but as I saw some clouds openings, I got to see a huge faint SE eruptive prominence that is ejecting out of the solar limb. This is the same huge eruptive prominence that I was monitoring since yesterday but was totally clouded out. But I wasn't expecting the huge prominence to still be visible today. I had to wait for more than 1 hour praying for a small clear window for me to image it. Boy! It was worth the wait as I was able to image this super huge prominence still ejecting out of the solar limb! Initially I think it was some grain or stacking artifacts that was showing on the NE edge of this prominence. But further processing convinced me it was not noise artifacts but rather segments of this huge prominence. I think this is the biggest prominence that I had ever image in my life! Although faint, I'm still very grateful to be able to image it. Aside from this super huge prominence, AR2489 Sunspot Group is also very impressive as well as its adjacent huge dark filament.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Just came back from my work trip and got to get a glimpse of the Sun in Ha wavelength. It's been more than 2 weeks since my last solar observation so a bit excited again. I also got to replace the cover glass window of my ASI120MM webcam as I accidentally scratch it while cleaning the dusts off :( Anyway, with the glass cover replaced., I tested again this morning and it's now back to new condition again. I got to view 2 huge prominences on the NE and SE limb as well as view 2 active sunspot groups designated AR2488, 2489 and 2490 Sunspot Groups.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
I reprocessed my January 17, 2016 Comet C/2013 US 10 Catalina Image with a different image processing technique and I can say it is a little better than my previous post.
The sky at Tanay last night was hazy thus I was only able to image Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina under that condition. Nevertheless, the hooked shaped anti-tail can still be seen as well as faint gas tail. I use a Canon EOS 1000D (M) DSLR with Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS L lens set at 400mm f/5.6. Total exposure of 22 minutes at ISO 1600.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
The sky this morning is hazy and seeing condition is fair. I only opted to shot in Ha wavelength today as I have some work errands to do. The huge faint long ejection prominence can still be seen today but even fainter a bit than yesterday. The huge long dark filament in the NE quadrant continues to stretch in length. AR2483 and 2480 Sunspot Groups remain almost the same size and mild flaring activity. I'm also happy that my replacement glass cover for my camera has arrive this afternoon to replaced my scratched cover lens.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The sky this morning is hazy and seeing condition is fair. The huge NE FilaProm the other day has rotated into the Sun's disk and now shows a distinct beautiful long dark filament! AR2483 and 2480 Sunspot Group still show little activity inside their core. The main umbra region of AR2483 Sunspot Group has stretch into elongated structure. Another great feature is the long faint ejection prominence in the NW limb.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016
Friday, January 8, 2016
The sky this morning is slightly cloudy but very hazy, the Sun's image is soft but I could still see the huge hedgerow prominence in SW limb which is starting to collapse. In white light AR2480 Sunspot Group is large but not that complex yet in structure.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
The sky this morning is cloudy so I was only able to get a quickie shot through passing clouds around lunchtime to image the huge SW eruptive prominence. There is also a new AR2480 Sunspot Group that is coming out of the Eastern limb and looks promising.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Monday, January 4, 2016
Sunday, January 3, 2016
After getting a good rest after New Year, I reprocessed my December 31, 2015 deep sky images taken at Tanay , Rizal. My initial processed images were a bit off as well as lot of clippings. Nothing beats a good rest and mind before processing your images :)
Saturday, January 2, 2016
They sky this morning is clear and seeing condition is good. Only AR2476 and 2477 Sunspot Groups are visible on the solar disk with only a moderate size flat hedgerow prominence visible in the SW limb is large. The large dark filament near the center of the Sun's disk is also starting to decay.AR2476 Sunspot Group is starting to show some mild flaring activity inside its core. In white light wavelength, only small AR2476 and 2477 Sunspot Groups are visible but inconspicuously small :(
Friday, January 1, 2016
My first solar imaging session for 2016! The Sun despite lacking large sunspot groups now showed it beauty with several huge prominences on the solar limb specially the western wide hedgerow prominence! Departing AR2473 Sunspot Group shows its last hurrah with a M-Class Flare! There is also a huge dark filament on the center of the Sun's disk as well. In white light, aside from departing AR2473 Sunspot Group, there are 2 small sunspot groups namely AR2476 and 2477 visible coming out of the eastern limb.