Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Venus Jupiter Conjunction - June 30, 2015

I got another chance to image the close Venus Jupiter Conjunction today again with my Samsung Note 4 camera. Today's conjunction shows the 2 bright planets less than 1/3 deg apart from each other. A very nice view indeed. I will also try to image the grouping again tomorrow so can compare if today's separation is smaller than that of tomorrow...

Monday, June 29, 2015

Venus Jupiter Conjunction - June 29, 2015

I was able to find time after work to get a glimpse of the close conjunction between planets Venus and Jupiter in the western horizon after sunset. I use my handy Samsung Note 4 camera and snap a shot of the beautiful conjunction. The 2 planets will come closest to each other on July 1.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - June 27, 2015

The sky this morning is hazy and seeing condition is again poor. AR2371 Sunspot Group is nearing the NW limb and if there is no more sunspot group popping out in the last minute, most probably we will have a real zero sunspot group in 2 days :0 There are 2 nice large hedgerow prominences located in the NE and SE limb.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - June 26, 2015

I was able to get a quick short imaging session on the Sun after I got home from work before the Sun got obstructed by our roof. I was only able to do Ha wavelength with my PST-Ha. Seeing condition is poor. AR2371 Sunspot Group still shows some remnants of yesterday's M7 flare inside its core. 2 nice beautiful prominences can also be seen in the NW and NE limb.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - June 25, 2015

I got to a chance to image the large AR2371 Sunspot Group today before it starts to exit toward the Sun's NW limb. Seeing condition is fair and I was able to do an Ha and white light close up of this large group.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - June 18, 2015 (Huge Looped Prominence !)

The sky this morning in Baguio City was partly cloudy but we can still some sunlight. I went to ALPer John Nassr's observatory for another joint solar imaging session with him. John has already replaced his broken Coronado SM60 with a new SM90 with BF15 Ha filter that was again installed on his trusty AP127 f/8 refractor on Losmandy GM11 mount. John was initially reluctant to image that morning because of the high percentage of passing clouds but I urged him that we still proceed the session. As we were discussing, I glimpse again on the Sun and WOW! The SW limb has a huge eruptive prominence that seems to be ejecting itself out as the last glimpse I did on the prominence while we were discussing was about 5 minutes ago! John was also surprised with the quick progression of the eruption and he quickly run our solar setup asap and we were able to see capture the looped eruptive prominence from that group in progress in less than 8 minutes!!! Talk about fast eruption indeed! Unfortunately, our images we that perfect because of the fast passing clouds thus the limited seeing condition but we were both elated by the session!!! Aside from the eruptive prominence. we were able to capture also the big AR2371 Sunspot Group as it is emerging from the NE limb. AR2367 Sunspot Group is also nice to look at but pales compared to AR2371 :) We weren't able to do CaK wavelength as requested by me because of the cloudy session. Hopefully, my next trip we will be able to do so.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - June 14, 2015

Weather has been bad the past 2 weeks as it seems the rainy season had already started :( Despite a busy morning trying to finish my paperworks , I was able to get a short time to loo at the Sun and image a few before I got clouded again. Seeing condition is fair though. I can see a nice long FilaProm in the NE limb stretching almost half the Sun's diameter. There are also 2 large hedgerow prominences , one in the NW and other in the SE limb but I was only able to capture only the NW one . Anyway, better than nothing....