Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Monday, December 26, 2016
The sky this morning is clear after Typhoon Nena passed through our country and mostly put some heavy damage a bit on the Bicol region but we here in Manila only got to experience moderate rains yesterday as it past South of Manila. Seeing condition this morning is fair. I was testing out the Daystar Quark Ha Chromosphere model on loan from fellow ALPer Jun Lao as I planning to get one next year and might dispose my trusty Coronado PST-Ha which has serve me well. AR12621 Sunspot Group can be seen near the NW limb but since the Quark Chromosphere model has a built in 4x telecentric barlow and when coupled with my trusty ZWO ASI120MM webcam on TV-101 refractor, magnification was high as compared to my views and images from the PST. Now the problem with this model is that I now need to crave for wider field of view to get a full disk :) LOL I can see some flaring activities inside AR12621 Sunspot Group's core. There is also a nice large eruptive prominence in the SW limb for me to test out. Not bad I think on my first good attempt on this new filter. I hope to be able to do some more test tomorrow with a DSLR I hope.
Friday, December 9, 2016
The sky this morning is very cloudy and hazy, as I was checking out the solar limb for any large prominence, I saw one in the NW limb but it was very hard to image as thick clouds keeps on passing in front of the Sun! I waited for more than 1 hour deciding to pack up the session then suddenly a very small cloud opening let me image the huge hedgerow prominence through thin haze before covering it up once again. Oh well, at least I got to image it.