Sunday, September 26, 2021

Solar Imaging Session - September 26, 2021

The sky this afternoon is partly cloudy but there are some open sky so I setup at the roofdeck to image the Sun which I can now only do over the weekend as the Sun is obstructed by our neighbor tall building till end of January 2022 :( The seeing condition is not that good as it wobbles a lot but I still proceeded to image AR2871 and AR2872 Sunspot Groups in Ha wavelength. Afterwards, the sky got clouded out and it even drizzled a bit so was about to packup my setup and after 30 minutes, the clouds seem to teased me once again with some open sky near the Sun and so I had to reset up once again only to image AR2871 Sunspot Group in white light before I got clouded out again and again drizzled a little hard this time ending my imaging session.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Lunar Imaging Session - September 23, 2021

The sky this evening is partly cloudy and I was planning to cancel my imaging session but after an hour, I recheck the sky and it was partly clear so I rush back to get my gears to image the full disk Waning Gibbous Moon as well as closeups of Tycho and Janssen Crater Region. I also get a shot of Mare Crisium Region before getting clouded out and had to packed up.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Solar Imaging Session - September 14, 2021

The sky this morning is clear with blue sky and and seeing condition is very good. AR2866 and 2868 Sunspot Groups are nearing the SW limb with AR2866 Sunspot Group displaying a high flaring activity. AR 2869 Sunspot Group remnants can still be seen in Ha and CaK wavelength. Solar prominences are low with a few small to moderate size prominences only.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Solar Imaging Session - September 13, 2021

The sky this early morning is very hazy and I have to wait for more than 1 hour nearing 8am local time before I could start imaging the Sun! AR 2866 and 2868 Sunspot Group are nearing the western limb and no new sunspot group is entering the eastern limb :( This 2 groups will probably exit the Sun in 2 days and unless a new big Sunspot pops out. The Sun will again be boring in white light wavelength. Both of these groups shows lots of plages and faculae in CaK and Whitelight wavelength respectively while in Ha wavelength, both groups shows minimal flaring activity inside their main cores.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Solar Imaging Session - September 10, 2021

The sky this morning is very hazy and seeing is fair. The haze this monring is unusually thick and my exposure is thrown off a lot that to get some contrast, I had to lower or dim my gamma level! AR2866 and 2868 Sunspot Groups are beautiful to observe and image. AR2869 Sunspot Group is starting to grow a bit while a new AR2870 Sunspot Group is entering the SE limb. AR2863 and 2864 Sunspot Groups are near the western limb and would probably exit the solar limb in 2 days more or less. I alos notice that my inaging session is getting shorter and shorter each passing day and I would be totally block by the nearby building around September 15.