Monday, December 26, 2016

Solar Imaging Session - December 27, 2016

The sky this morning is clear after Typhoon Nena passed through our country and mostly put some heavy damage a bit on the Bicol region but we here in Manila only got to experience moderate rains yesterday as it past South of Manila. Seeing condition this morning is fair. I was testing out the Daystar Quark Ha Chromosphere model on loan from fellow ALPer Jun Lao as I planning to get one next year and might dispose my trusty Coronado PST-Ha which has serve me well. AR12621 Sunspot Group can be seen near the NW limb but since the Quark Chromosphere model has a built in 4x telecentric barlow and when coupled with my trusty ZWO ASI120MM webcam on TV-101 refractor, magnification was high as compared to my views and images from the PST. Now the problem with this model is that I now need to crave for wider field of view to get a full disk :) LOL I can see some flaring activities inside AR12621 Sunspot Group's core. There is also a nice large eruptive prominence in the SW limb for me to test out. Not bad I think on my first good attempt on this new filter. I hope to be able to do some more test tomorrow with a DSLR I hope.

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