Monday, August 31, 2015

Lunar Imaging Session - August 31, 2015

A unique Quarter Gibbous Moon occurred to me this evening while trying desperately to image it through thick clouds until it makes a Peek-A-Boo to me through clouds before getting obstructed by the tall building in front of our eastern horizon!!! What a bummer ! :(

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - August 30, 2015

The sky this morning is again cloudy and very hazy, I was about to give up on the session then there is a small cloud opening and I was able to image the huge long dark filament on the Sun as well as the huge hedgerow prominence in the eastern limb. Huge AR2403 Sunspot Group has exited the SW limb. Seeing condition is fair but I;m still happy on the result despite the existence of some thin passing clouds and haze. As they say, better than nothing.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - August 29, 2015

The sky this morning is cloudy but there are some cloud openings for me to try to capture AR2403 Sunspot Group before it exits the SW limb. In Ha wavelength, AR2403 Sunspot Group is still showing some moderate flaring activity inside its core. There are also several large eruptive prominences visible in the NE and NW limbs. There is also a huge super long Dark Filament visible at the central meridian of the Sun which almost extends from N to S limb as well as several smaller dark filaments too. In white light wavelength, I was able to capture AR2403 Sunspot Group as it nears the SW limb. Still glad to be able to capture it before it exits in a day or two totally.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - August 21, 2015

The sky this morning is cloudy and I was only able to get one shot of AR2403 Sunspot Group together with a huge eruptive prominence in the SE limb. Seeing is ok but the very hazy sky makes imaging a burden again for the 2nd day but today is far better than yesterday condition. There is another huge prominence in the NE limb but thick haze and clouds prevented me from imaging it and even got rained for me to quit the session totally.

Solar Imaging Session - August 20, 2015

The sky is very cloudy and super hazy this morning! Add insult with poor seeing condition equals super crappy image. I try to salvage as much as I could on the image but nevertheless, one can see new AR2403 Sunspot Group is something to monitor inthe days to come. There is also a huge eruptive prominence on the SE limb where AR2403 is located but it is very muddy and faint because of the condition.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - August 18, 2015

The sky this morning is cloudy but seeing is very good. I was about to give up then suddenly a small cloud opening gives me the opportunity to snap 2 groups of eruptive prominences before it got covered again.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Solar Imaging Session - August 17, 2015

The sky this morning is slightly hazy but seeing is very good. The Sun is very quiet in white light as only 2 small sunspot groups namely AR2400 and 2401 Sunspot Groups are visible on the Sun's disk. In Ha wavelength, there are 3 large eruptive and hedgerow prominences on the Sun's limb that at least somehow awaken a rather dull and silent Sun this morning.