Friday, March 24, 2017
The sky this morning is clear and seeing if fair. There is a new AR2643 Sunspot Group in the Sun's surface right now but it is again a small group :( Several groups of prominences are visible but I concentrated only on the NW limb huge eruptive prominence as it is a joy to look at.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017
The sky this morning is clear but not much solar activity on the Sun except for a large dark filament on the center of he Sun's disk as well as some small prominences only. I capture only the dark filament before I got obstructed by the building.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017
The sky this morning is clear and I was surprised that I can see sunrise now from my observing window but very low. I quickly setup my solar scope setup to quickly try to image the Sun before it gets blocked again by the building! From what I observed this morning, I have about less than 15mins worth of observing and imaging time for me to get it over it before the obstruction. The Sun is blank right now with no sunspot but in Ha wavelength, I got to see a large NW Hedgerow prominence. Seeing condition is also good despite its low altitude from the horizon when I image it.
The sky this evening is very hazy and cloudy! I set up my portable imaging setup using ZWO ASI120MM webcam on Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS L lens set at 400mm f/5.6 with 2x barlow lens to image the Tycho crater region through passing clouds and small cloud opening before I totally got clouded out.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
The sky this evening is partly cloudy but seeing condition is fair. I use my trusty ZWO ASI120MM webcam with Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5_5.6 IS L lens set at 400mm with either 2x Barlow or 5x Powermate to get some shots of the Tycho Clavius region as well as a full disk shot of the Waxing Gibbous Moon.
Monday, March 6, 2017
Saturday, March 4, 2017
The sky this morning is very cloudy and I had a hard time imaging the Sun. Seeing condition though is ok. But I was able to image AR2641/2642 Sunspot Group 2x times with a time span of about 20 minutes apart and one can see the dark filament and some some flare changes inside its core structure.