Tuesday, June 25, 2019
The sky this afternoon is clear but seeing condition is fair only. There is a new pore like sunspot group, designated as AR2743 Sunspot Group visible near the western limb. At least this will break the zero sunspot group drought spell together with another small pore group AR2742, which was visible yesterday but now gone.
Saturday, June 15, 2019
The sky this morning is clear but seeing condition is poor. Not much contrast on the solar limb as well as surface. There is a large prominence that resembles a tree in the NE limb but the tree leaves area is quite faint and hard to see due to poor seeing condition. Its a bit noticeable in the mono image rather than the colorize version of the image.
Friday, June 14, 2019
Thursday, June 13, 2019
The sky this evening is cloudy again and I was able to image the waxing gibbous moon through cloud opening using Borg 76ED refractor with Televue Zoom 8-24mm set at 16mm coupled afocally on Celestron NexYZ smartphone adapter with Huawei P20 Pro Smartphone at Pro mode set at 1/1000sec at ISO 50 mounted on Vixen Porta II mount. Image processed using Huawei P20 Pro internal image editor.
Saturday, June 8, 2019
The sky this morning is partly clear and seeing condition is ok. Wake up late so I had to setup quickly before the Sun gets blocked by parking area ceiling. Not much solar activity again on the Sun except for a large prominence group in the NW limb and the long dark filament near the central meridian. The long filament is the remnant of previous day's V-shaped dark filament.
Friday, June 7, 2019
The sky this late afternoon is partly cloudy and seeing condition is fair. I opted to use only my Canon EF100-400mm L lens set at 400mm this afternoon as I wasn't expecting much solar activity. Not much solar activity this week except for 2 slightly active areas near the central meridian. One V-shaped dark filament is of point of interest for this session only. No sunspot groups as well.