Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Lunar Imaging Session - February 23, 2016

The sky tonight is clear so I use this opportunity to test my old reliable camera setup in Canon EOS 500D DSLR with Canon EF 100-400mm f.4.5-5.6 IS L lens set at 400mm f/8 in imaging the Waning Gibbous Moon to check my actual true field of view which I plan to use on the upcoming total solar eclipse in March 9, 2016. Since the Moon and the Sun is almost of the same size of about half a degree, even the moon shot is a good appropriate test. Manila and the rest of the Philippines will have a partial solar eclipse while a total solar eclipse will happen near the middle path of Indonesia crossing Sumatra, Central Kalimantan, Sulawesi and South Molukku.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Solar Imaging Session - February 8, 2016

Kung Hei Huat Chay! Happy Chinese New Year! The sky this morning is partly cloudy but I was able to snap 2 shots of the Sun showing AR2494, 2495 as well as AR2497 Sunspot Groups plus some groups of eruptive prominences and dark filaments before I got clouded out again. Sigh :( Anyway, better than nothing :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Solar Imaging Session - February 3, 2016

The sky this morning is cloudy and very hazy. Since I want to to check if my GPDX mount's motors are working ok after a service and maintenance checkup at Vixen so I opted to wait patiently for light clouds to open up a bit for me to image a huge SE eruptive prominence that was already visible yesterday. But it ejected some materials out of the limb which I was able to capture this morning. After imaging it, I got totally clouded out :(

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Solar Imaging Session - February 2, 2016

The sky this morning is clear but I have a lot of work errands to do so I just made 2 quickie snaps of the Sun which shows a huge NW eruptive prominence beside AR2489 Sunspot Group as well as a large beautiful SE hedgerow prominence.