Friday, April 19, 2019
The sky this morning is clear but seeing condition is unstable but mostly fair. AR2738 Sunspot Group is gone already but still put out a small prominence show as it exits the western limb. AR2739 Sunspot Group is still dull in appearance as it also nears the western limb as well.
The sky this evening is clear and tonight's full moon is popularly known as the Sprouting Grass Moon because it shines down on the new grasses of northern spring based on old folklore. Aside from this name, it is also called the Pink Moon, Egg Moon as well as Fish Moon. But due to its yellowish color from my images, I would like to named it the Egg Moon. Image taken using Canon EOS M6 Mirror less Camera on Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS L lens set at 400mm f/11 with 1/125sec exposure at ISO 100 on sturdy tripod.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
The sky this morning is partly clear and seeing condition is fair. AR2738 Sunspot Group is nearing the western limb. AR2739 Sunspot Group is almost the same as yesterday appearance. Not much solar activity on the Sun except also a large eruptive prominence in the NE limb.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
I wake up late this morning at 9:00am so I had to scamper out of bed to haul my solar setup to my parking area to image the Sun asap as I had less than 1 hour to image AR2738 Sunspot Group in both white light and Ha wavelength before I get obstructed by the tall building. The seeing condition this morning is very erratic so image focus comes in and out almost the whole session. AR2738 Sunspot Group in white light is becoming dull as it is nearing the western limb but in Ha wavelength, the image and view is still beautiful. Also, another new sunspot group AR2739 Sunspot Group is growing a little east of AR2738 Sunspot Group but is of class B type for now. A nice large eruptive prominence is also visible in the NE limb.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The sky this morning is partly cloudy and seeing condition is poor. AR2738 Sunspot Group is nearing the western limb in a few days. Solar activity is low as well. I have to fight thick passing clouds to image in both white light and Ha wavelength this morning. Sigh. I also play around colorizing the group in Ha wavelength as well.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
The sky this morning is clear and seeing condition is fair. AR2738 Sunspot Group size is almost constant and its flaring activity has dwindle down a bit as well. I think the sunspot group has already re4ached its maximum size already and should start to deteriorate little by little as the days pass by IMHO.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
The sky this afternoon is very cloudy and I had to struggle with the clouds till late afternoon before I was able to squeeze in a few shots of AR2738 Sunspot Group through holes in the clouds. Seeing is fair nevertheless. Hope to get a decent image tomorrow with better sky condition.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The sky this afternoon is partly cloudy and seeing is fair initially when I'm starting out imaging new AR2738 Sunspot Group, which is emerging from the NE limb in Ha wavelength. Unfortunately, seeing quickly deteriorates as I started my session already passed my usual imaging time because In have to bring my old car to car repair shop for engine light overhaul:( I also wasn't able to image in white light as I got clouded out :( I hope to be able to image the group again this coming Thursday afternoon again. Remnants of AR2737 Sunspot Group an still be faintly seen nearing the NW limb. Numerous moderate to large eruptive prominences can be seen around the solar limb.