Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
After weeks of heavy rains and cloudy skies, I got a chance to image the Sun with portable Coronado PST-Ha. Seeing condition is poor. Not much high solar activity again greeted me . A nice large eruptive prominence can be viewed in the SW limb but speaking of the devil, after I took a quickie on it, it drizzled suddenly thus ending my super short session :0
Monday, July 20, 2015
The sky this afternoon is clear and seeing is fair. Not much activity on the Sun lately as only small groups of sunspots are visible on the Sun's disk :( In Ha wavelength,both AR2387 and 2386 Sunspot Groups are very quiet as well as its nearby surroundings. There are several large sized eruptive prominences on the NW, NE and SW limb.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
With the help of my son, we were able to use 1 laptop and 2 mobile phones to get the zero shot clock time of closest flyby of New Horizons to Pluto! Congratulations to Alan Stern and the New Horizons Team! Below are the screen grabs from my laptop, Samsung Note 4 and S4 respectively.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
The sky this morning is partly cloudy but I got some cloud openings for me to make a quickie Ha solar imaging session before lunchtime. AR2382 Sunspot Group is large but very quiet as well as the rest of the smaller sunspot groups. AR2384 Sunspot Group shows some solar activity in its core as well as a nice large dark filament trailing the group.