Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The sky this morning is clear and seeing condition is ok. 2 new sunspot groups namely AR2535 and 2536 looks promising as showing a lot of activity inside their small cores. There is also a huge eruptive prominence in the NE limb. I wasn't able to image AR2533 and 2532 anymore as I'm in a hurry to go to work.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
The sky this morning is clear and seeing condition is ok. AR2533 Sunspot Group continues to be quiet while AR2532 Sunspot Group is once again showing some signs of flaring activity after going quiet yesterday afternoon. There is also a new large group of eruptive prominences visible in the NE limb which might be a good area to monitor in the days to come.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
I wake up late this morning and had to image the Sun past 10am at laundry area. I tested using a portable solar setup using Coronado PST-Ha mounted on a Nexstar mount. I plan to use this later in the Global Astronomy Month's SUNDay free solar viewing at SM by the Bay at SM Mall of Asia. So far the Sun took a while to drift out of field so I guess it is ok to use. AR2533 Sunspot Group is solitary and very quiet as almost no activity inside its core. As for the AR2532 Sunspot Group, it shows a little flaring activity inside its core but both are very small groups. Seeing condition is also poor.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Sunday, April 17, 2016
I wake up late this morning due to tiredness as had to wake up early in the morning to vomit some acidic juices from my stomach. Sigh. Anyway, I was only able to image in Ha wavelength as after I finish imaging in Ha, I got obstructed already by the roof :( I will try to see if I could image AR2529 Sunspot Group before I go to the provincial work trip. AR2529 Sunspot Sunspot Group looks like it had erupted again with another strong M-class flare earlier in the morning but I was able to capture perhaps receding flare already but it is still very evident. There is also a huge SW hedgerow prominence that resembles a shark fin from the Jaws movie :)
Saturday, April 16, 2016
The sky this morning is clear and seeing condition is again very good. AR2529 Sunspot Group is now nearing the the western limb and should more or less exits in 2-3 days. There is also a nice large eruptive prominence near the limb where AR2529 Sunspot Group is located. In white light wavelength, AR2529 Sunspot Group decays even more but is still nice to view though.
The sky this morning is clear and seeing condition is again very good. I was able to capture AR2529 Sunspot Group both in Ha and white light wavelength. The M flare in AR2529 Sunspot Group had subsided a bit but one can still see some remnants of the flare. In white light, it is obvious the group is starting to decay a bit compare to previous days.
Friday, April 15, 2016
The sky this morning is very cloudy and I was only to grab a close up white light shot of AR2529 Sunspot Group through a small cloud opening only. I also got to image AR2529 Sunspot Group through Ha wavelength and can see an M class flare on the group! There is also a faint huge eruptive prominence visible in the SE limb.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The sky this morning is hazy but seeing condition is still very good. AR2529 Sunspot Group continues to be stable in size and there is a light bridge inside the main umbral core of this group, There are also 2 new sunspot groups visible on the Sun's disk aside fro huge AR2529 Sunspot Group which are designated as AR2530 and 2531. I was also able to image full disk white light as well. In Ha wavelength, several flaring activity can be seen in its core.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The sky this morning is clear and seeing condition is very good. Huge AR2529 Sunspot Group is very prominent and shows a lot of features both in Ha and white light wavelength. There is also a new small AR2530 Sunspot Group that is visible near the center of the Sun. I was also able to take a full disk of the Sun in white light as well this morning :)
Monday, April 11, 2016
The sky in the evening was almost perfectly clear and I was able to image NGC 5139 Omega Centauri and M17 Eagle Nebula using Canon EOS 1000D (M) with Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS L lens set at 400mm f/5.6 on Kenko SKy Memo-R star tracker. Aside from imaging session, the Astronomical League Of The Philippines, Inc. (ALP) hosted its annual Philippine Messier Marathon Open 2016 as part of its celebration of Global Astronomy Month. More than 70+ participants which includes special participation of ALP, Manila Street Astronomers, Guild for Astronomy Innovation & Advancement, UP AstroSoc & UPLB AstroSoc.
Monday, April 4, 2016
The sky this morning is hazy and seeing condition is poor. The huge NE eruptive prominence is starting to collapse back to the solar limb,it might be gone maybe tomorrow I estimate. The SW huge eruptive prominence, on the other hand looks like it is still growing taller more.... something I need to monitor tomorrow.
Saturday, April 2, 2016
The sky this morning is clear and seeing condition is very good. The hue NE eruptive prominence looks like its not going to eject but rather a collapsing type eruptive prominence. There is also another huge eruptive prominence in the SW limb as well but slightly smaller in size than the NE one. Both prominences I think will still be visible maybe for another 2 days before it totally collapses back to the solar limb. AR2526 Sunspot Group is nearing the NW limb and still shows some flaring activity but not that active.
The sky this morning is very cloudy but since I was trying to see how the NE huge eruptive prominence is developing since yesterday, I patiently waited till about 8:40am PST (00:40 UT) before I was able to see a small hole passing in front of the Sun. I was able to grab a short single video clip for me to capture the huge eruptive prominence ejecting out of the NE limb. After I capture this shot, clouds rolled in again ending my session as I have to go to work.