Friday, December 31, 2021
The sky this morning is clear and seeing condition is good. AR 2916 Sunspot Group is nearing the SW limb but is still a joy to look at in all wavelengths. AR2918 Sunspot Group is also near the NW limb as well. The most prominent feature today is the Huge SW Eruptive Prominence that is awesome! In the afternoon, the huge eruptive prominence has ejected its shell and is ejecting out of the solar limb! Happy New Year everyone!!!
Thursday, December 30, 2021
The sky this evening is almost clear but as usual, the SW horizon is hazy and partly cloudy thus I had to image the comet again in this condition. The tail is slightly visble faintly and comet magnitude I estimate is still around magnitude 5.0 more or less. Image taken using Canon EOS M6 mirrorless camera on Borg 76ED Refractor mounted on Vixen GP-DX mount. A 30 x 10 sec exposure at ISO 400 was made to capture the comet.
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
The sky this morning is cloudy and seeing condition is once again very poor :( AR2916 Sunspot Group has stabilized in size but shows mild flaring activity inside its core. AR2918 Sunspot Group is large but has decayed tremendously and shows some moderate flaring activity inside its core. I'm suspecting the bad seeing condition on my last 2 solar sessions are due to cold front as images during acquisition is so bad that image looks like jelly bean effect! Hope tomorrow's seeing will improve as Im having trash image quality this past 2 sessions.
The sky in nthe early evening is partly cloudy but I still proceeded to try to image C/2021 A1 Leonard that is starting to dim down as well as setting lower into the SW horizon as the days moves on. I was able to capture it through haze and layer clouds and can still see its wide coma and nucleus and a faint tail superimposing with the layered clouds. I was able to image it with a Canon EOS M6 mirrorless camera on Borg 76ED refractor mounted on Vixen GP-DX mount, a total of 12 x 10 sec exposure were made at ISO 400.
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
The sky this afternoon is very cloudy but since I want to check how AR2916 Sunspot Group is doing, I still patiently waited till I got a small cloud opening after more than 2 hours wait for me to image both AR2916 and AR2918 Sunspot Groups in white light wavelength. Seeing was horrible thus the very soft images. Nevertheless, I'm still ok with it as I do solar imaging for data documentation.
Monday, December 27, 2021
I was able to reprocess my comet image taken last December 24, 2021 after I have some free time tonight to bring out the comet's ion tail with some more data applied into the original processed image.
Saturday, December 25, 2021
The sky this morning is very cloudy but seeing conditionnis very good. wasted almost 2.5 hours just to be able to get a shot of huge AR2916 Sunspot Group in white light wavelength. As i was going to image AR2918 Sunspot Group next, I got clouded out but was able to get a shot off before total cloud out. Seeing condition at this time become very poor but I still took a shot of AR2918 nevertheless for documentation purpose.
Merry Christmas! I was able to do another solar imaging session this morning. AR2916 and 2918 Sunspot Groyps shows large flaring activity inside its core. There is also a new sunspot group probably will be designated as AR2919 coming out of the eastern limb. Very minimal prominences on the solar limb. AR2808 and 2807 Sunspot Groups is near the SW limb and will probably be gone tomorrow or next. The huge, long dark filament can still be seen in the SW limb.