Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The sky tonight is clear so I use this opportunity to test my old reliable camera setup in Canon EOS 500D DSLR with Canon EF 100-400mm f.4.5-5.6 IS L lens set at 400mm f/8 in imaging the Waning Gibbous Moon to check my actual true field of view which I plan to use on the upcoming total solar eclipse in March 9, 2016. Since the Moon and the Sun is almost of the same size of about half a degree, even the moon shot is a good appropriate test. Manila and the rest of the Philippines will have a partial solar eclipse while a total solar eclipse will happen near the middle path of Indonesia crossing Sumatra, Central Kalimantan, Sulawesi and South Molukku.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Kung Hei Huat Chay! Happy Chinese New Year! The sky this morning is partly cloudy but I was able to snap 2 shots of the Sun showing AR2494, 2495 as well as AR2497 Sunspot Groups plus some groups of eruptive prominences and dark filaments before I got clouded out again. Sigh :( Anyway, better than nothing :)
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The sky this morning is cloudy and very hazy. Since I want to to check if my GPDX mount's motors are working ok after a service and maintenance checkup at Vixen so I opted to wait patiently for light clouds to open up a bit for me to image a huge SE eruptive prominence that was already visible yesterday. But it ejected some materials out of the limb which I was able to capture this morning. After imaging it, I got totally clouded out :(
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The sky this morning is clear but I have a lot of work errands to do so I just made 2 quickie snaps of the Sun which shows a huge NW eruptive prominence beside AR2489 Sunspot Group as well as a large beautiful SE hedgerow prominence.