Monday, May 18, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - May 19, 2015

A futile attempt to try to image the Sun shows a not so good resolution image due to near obstructed view of the Sun. I check the number of minutes left for a clear window is less than 3 minutes to go so with that cramp time... I think the image is fair to show some details on AR2346 and 2344 with some groups of eruptive prominence. Sigh. Hasta La Vista for El Sol till mid August :(

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - May 17, 2015

The sky this morning is partly cloudy but I want to see if there is any time left for me to still image the Sun. From my session today, I got less than 5 minutes left thus I think tomorrow session more or less is my last solar session for the season except on weekends or if I have free time before lunchtime. Anyway, the huge ejected NE hedgerow prominence has most of it gone already except for a small eruptive prominence left. But with such a super short limited time, I had to choose an interesting frame for me to image before I get obstructed. The NW limb eruptive prominence has grown in size a bit from yesterday and AR2339 Sunspot Group is about to exit the western limb. Numerous dark filaments surrounds AR2348 Sunspot Group in the SE limb.

Solar Imaging Session - May 16, 2015

I'm so dead tired from last night's car breakdown on the road that I still have bad mood till this morning. Nevertheless,I still use the few remaining minutes of my solar observing window to lessen my stress. The Huge Hedgerow FilaProm from yesterday had ejected out of the solar limb! Unfortunately, because of my handicap obstruction now, I was only able to image after the ejection mass has already launched out of the limb by more than 3x its original height from yesterday session. Also had a hard time getting good quality image because of the limited time but I'm still happy with the results as I was expecting that I already couldn't image today from roof obstruction. Aside from the ejection mass of the NE huge hedgerow, there is also another huge fainter eruptive prominence that was visible in the NW limb. From today's session, I can see that I only have less than 8 minutes of observing window and this will further be cut to nil in a day or two thus ending my solar imaging season till August 15 except on weekends. :( Sigh!

Solar Imaging Session - May 15, 2015

I was able to to get a quickie shot of the Huge Hedgerow Prominence before getting clouded out again. It shows the Huge Hedgerow FilaProm entering the NE limb as well as showing possible ejection scenario in the hours to come....

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - May 14, 2015

I was able to do some solar imaging session after lunch through large passing clouds! But some patience in me had me waited for an hour before I could get a small cloud opening for me to do some Ha solar imaging. The Huge NE hedgerow prominence has grown taller and is a nice object to view! Another huge wide hedgerow prominence can also be seen in the SE limb near possible new AR2349 (?) Sunspot Group. Decaying AR2339 Sunspot Group continues to produces flaring activities inside its core as it starts to move closer to the western limb.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - May 13, 2015

The sky this morning is clear and seeing condition is fair. AR2339 Sunspot Group continues to produce flaring activities inside its core despite the fact that it had started to deteriorate a lot. The huge NE wide hedgerow prominence has grown taller and bigger as well. AR2342 Sunspot Group looks like a spider crawling on the solar surface :) Overall, a nice short imaging solar Ha imaging session nevertheless.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - May 12, 2015

The sky this morning is initially clear and seeing condition is good. AR2339 Sunspot Group flaring activity is increasing and adding two huge hedgerow prominence in NE and NW limbs added spice to my Ha imaging session. Unfortunately, because of my very limited observing window time left which is less than 15 minutes, I have to choose to image Ha or white light so for today, I had no choice but to prioritize Ha imaging today only :0 Sigh...