Saturday, May 27, 2017
The sky this morning is clear and seeing condition is good. Unfortunately, the Sun is rising a bit to the extreme NE of my observing window and I got less than 10 mins of observing and imaging time left to shoot :( I estimate that my morning solar imaging session will come to end in a day or two as I will be totally obstructed from my observing window till maybe another 3 months except maybe on weekends where I will be imaging on the roof deck of our condominium area. Anyway, with that small imaging time left this morning, I was able to image AR2659 Sunspot Group nearing the NW limb as well as a long dark filament visible in the SE quadrant. There is some plage activity near the NE quadrant but I got obstructed already before I could take any shot. Nevertheless, I should still be happy to image at least 2 shots than nothing at all.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The sky this morning is cloudy and seeing condition is poor. There are 2 huge eruptive prominences visible in the eastern and NW limb. Unfortunately, I was only able to image the NW limb prominence as I got obstructed by the roof when imaging the eastern limb. I was also able to image AR2658 and 2659 Sunspot Group.
Monday, May 15, 2017
The sky this morning is hazy and seeing condition is again poor. Very hard to image as too many clouds. I just got to shoot through small openings on the cloud today :( The plage still doesn't develop into an active region but showing some flaring activity inside its core. There is also a huge eruptive prominence in the SE limb.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
The sky this morning is hazy and seeing condition is poor. I miss the Sun so I force myself to monitor the Sun this morning despite expecting a low solar activity. There is still no sunspot group visible till now and the plage I saw a few days ago which I thought will become an active region didn't materialize :( There are 2 moderate to large size eruptive prominences visible in the NE and SW limb. The rest are small prominences scattered around the solar limb.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017
The sky this evening is very cloudy but I was only able to get a shot off on the Waning Gibbous Moon before I got clouded out as well as roof obstruction :( Image taken using ZWO ASI120MM webcam on Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS L lens set at 350mm f/5.6 .
My May 9, 2017 Double Loop Prominences got featured also at SolarActivity Image Of The Day on May 11th! It was also featured earlier at Spaceweather.com last May 9th too! Yehey!
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Monday, May 8, 2017
The sky this morning is slightly hazy but seeing condition is very good. There are 2 huge eruptive and looped prominence visible in the NE limb! Aside from this, the Sun activity is all but quiet specially remnant of AR2655 Sunspot Group.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
The sky this morning is clear and seeing condition is good. Not much solar activity on the Sun right now even in Ha wavelength. Prominences are small. AR2654 and 2655 Sunspot Group are starting to quiet down a bit but still shows some solar activity inside its core. Have a great weekend!
Friday, May 5, 2017
The sky this morning is hazy and seeing condition is poor. AR2654 Sunspot Group mellowed down a bit in activity as it get close to the NW limb. New AR2655 Sunspot Group, on the other hand, is small but very active and probably will get even more active in the days to come. There are also 2 nice eruptive prominences int he NW limb.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
The sky this morning is very hazy and seeing condition is poor. It was very difficult to lock on focus as the image was shimmering. AR2654 Sunspot Group is growing in length but the umbral structure remains almost the same as before. In Ha wavelength, AR2654 Sunspot Group shows some flaring activity inside its core. There is also a nice large group of eruptive prominences in the NW limb.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
The sky this morning is clear and seeing condition very good. AR2654 Sunspot Group has transformed from pore like structure into a moderate size sunspot group! Very active also in the Ha wavelength with some flaring activity inside its core. There is also a huge eruptive prominence in the NW limb as well as some small to moderate size prominence around the solar limb.