Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - July 30, 2015

The sky this morning is partly clear but seeing condition is again poor. I was only able to grab a shot of the NW prominences before I got clouded again. Sigh.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - July 29, 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

Solar Imaging Session - July 21, 2015

The sky this morning is hazy and seeing condition is poor. There are several eruptive prominence visible in all 4 limb quadrants of the Sun. AR2387 and 2386 Sunspot Groups continues to be very quiet.

Solar Imaging Session - 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

Different New Horizons Pluto Closest Flyby Countdown Timer Ending

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.
Below is a photo of Pluto taken by New Horizons at 16 hours and 766,000 kilometres from the surface. Latest flyby images unfortunately will take four hours to reach Earth as it is 5 billion kilometres away.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - July 12, 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.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sun Halo - July 3, 2015

As I was going home, I saw a beautiful Sun Halo almost overhead so I grab my Canon EOS 500D DSLR with Canon EFS 10-22mm f/3.5-5.6 set at 10mm f/11 to image it. But Sun Halo also means we will have a bad weather later or tomorrow :(