Friday, October 9, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - October 9, 2015

I was able to get a peek at the Sun this lunch time and saw yesterday's faint looped prominence erupted into a huge beautiful looped prominence! But the appearance of the huge prominence looks like it is already in the ejecting stage but nevertheless, still a nice view both in laptop screen as well as visual view. Yesterday's NE eruptive prominence had already collapsed as well but one can still see the remnants of it.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - October 8, 2015

I was able to get a quickie snapshot of the Sun in Ha wavelength with 2 nice large eruptive prominences both in NE and SW limb. Aside from these several small prominences can be seen.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - October 7, 2015

Still down with flu and resting at home, I managed to snap a slightly quiet Sun before lunch time in Ha wavelength. Seeing condition is fair. AR2427 Sunspot Group is nearing the NW limb while a new small AR2429 Sunspot Group can also be seen in the SE limb. Aside from these groups, a feature with viewing today is a large eruptive prominence visible near the SW limb together with large wide dark filament.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - October 3, 2015

The sky is partly cloudy but has some cloud openings for me to take a lone shot of the Sun today. As expected AR2422 is almost gone on the limb as well as AR2420 Sunspot Group leaving AR2427 Sunspot Group as the best group to observe and image. I captured AR2427 Sunspot Group together with departing AR2420 Sunspot with also produces a nice large looped prominence on the NW limb.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - September 30, 2015

With the observing window getting narrower and narrower each day with the Sun rising toward the SE as the days goes by, I have to test a new time session never tested by me before as first time that I will be imaging in the 22:30-22:50 UT time frame. Difficulty is the fact the Sun will just be about 14 degrees high above the eastern horizon :( Nevertheless, I did try it and was blessed with the effort of being able to image a super huge tall eruptive prominence in the SW limb near the very active AR2422 Sunspot Group! AR2422 Sunspot Group is also very active in its core. I couldn't image further any white light or Ha images as I already got obstructed by the tall building. :(
At around 10:30am, the Sun is still shining brightly and I can't resist the temptation to double check how the prominence is doing so I setup again and try to image the prominence again after 4 hours and the result is the prominence is still quite huge but one can see it is starting to deteriorate a bit already... hopefully, there is still some good size prominence left of this great feature today. As for white light imaging. I had to struggle to get a shot of the huge AR2422 Sunspot Group to no avail as the best that I could get is a very poor muddy image and add insult to injury is the fact that it even rain after I capture it while packing up. Oh well.... can't get the best of everything :) LOL Nevertheless, I'm still happy with the Ha imaging session.

Solar Imaging Session - September 29, 2015

The sky before lunchtime is clear and seeing condition is not bad as well. AR2422 Sunspot Group obviously is the dominating object on the Sun right now both in white light and Ha wavelength. There is a nice dark filament coming out from AR2420 Sunspot Group as well as a large eruptive prominence visible on the western limb. The rest of the sunspot groups are small to moderate size only. I try to play around with my white light processing in close up shot and looks like a found something that is worth testing out further specially if under good seeing. My granulation this morning is obviously much clearer a bit than my previous granulation shots which is very soft but noticeable nevertheless. Filamentary structures on the main sunspot groups are also now more prominent than before even under fair seeing condition. Hopefully this is the correct processing or maybe perhaps it is just the seeing conditions only :) Anyway, we will see int he days to come.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - September 22, 2015

The sky this morning is clear and seeing condition is very good as well. I started off early this morning so I can get as much images before I get obstructed by the building. In Ha wavelength, the huge wide dark filament is the biggest feature on the Sun's disk now. New sunspots AR2420 and 2421 Sunspot Groups are very active, AR2418 and departing 2415 Sunspot Groups are very silent. In white light wavelength, AR2420 Sunspot is huge as it comes out of the NE limb. AR2418 Sunspot Group is very nice in details that I was tempted to even image it with almost 7x magnification with TV 5x Powermate and 2x barlow lens. AR2415 Sunspot Group is saying good bye to us as it continues to decay as it starts to exit the SW limb.