October 23, 2016 on 2:28 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear Skies with good seeing.  Solar Activity is Very Low with only 1 B-class flare in the last two says.  A small flare from AR2602 is still visible at the limb but for the most part it is at the far side now.  AR2603 is very unstable and is at 30 millionths today.  Total Active Region Area today is at 40 millionths with a spot count of 7.  Full disk images and close ups of the regions but only one WL close up, and one close up of the proms at the Western limb.

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October 22, 2016 on 5:18 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies with wind gusts of 18 mph.  Seeing about average.  Solar activity is Very Low wioth  o flares in the last two days.  I have problems with one of my PCs which runs PS, so have to use Essentials today for final processing and one can see the difference.  AR2602 is getting close to the Western limb.  Total Active Region Area today is 50 millionths and the spot count is at 9.  Full disk images as well as close ups of the regions and some filaments.

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October 21, 2016 on 1:40 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Transparency as well as seeing was very bad today with the jet stream above, wind streams moving at opposite directions at different altitudes, as well as wind gusts up to 35 miles/hr.  Solar Activity is Very Low with just two B-class flares in the last two days.  AR2603 disappeared for about one day, but it looks like it is coming back again.  Total active region area for today is 50 millionths with a spot count of 6.  The images today are pretty bad quality because of the observing conditions, but at least they show the progression on the solar disk.  The Ha full disk image was not useable so it is not included.

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October 20, 2016 on 9:47 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Had to observe and image between the clouds for my first session in the new rotation.  Seeing was average.  Solar Activity for today is Very Low with no C-class flares in the last two days.  Two regions today with total active region area of 80 millionths and a total spot count of 10.  The nice filament of the last few days is starting to decay.  One of the sides has disappeared.  Full disk images today with close ups in the three wavelengths of the regions and the plage in the Southern hemisphere.

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October 19, 2016 on 11:22 am | In Sun | Comments Off

Seeing a little better than average this morning.  Solar Activity is Very Low again with no C-class flares in the last two days.  AR2600 is turning to the far side and a pore is visible in the N-Eastern quadrant.  Total active region area for today is a little more than yesterday at 120 millionths.  Today’s spot count is 4.  Full disk images and close ups of AR2602 as well as the filament, and the pore in the NE. Also a CaK image of a plage which I have been following in the SE quadrant

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2016-10-19-1404_7-TR-Ha-Pore.jpg 2016-10-19-1403_8-TR-Ha-Filament.jpg 2016-10-19-1403_0-TR-Ha-AR2602.jpg

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October 18, 2016 on 12:41 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies with average seeing.  Solar activity remains low with 2 C-class flares in the last two days.  Total Active Region Area for the hemisphere is going down today from 130 to 80 millionths.  AR2600 is getting close to the Western limb and remains an Hsx region on the McIntosh scale.  Total spot number goes down to 3.   The nice arched filament in the NE quadrant is approaching the meridian and still looks great.  Today full disk images and close ups of the mentioned regions.

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2016-10-18-1403_6-TR-Ha-NEFilam.jpg 2016-10-18-1404_3-TR-Ha-AR2602.jpg 2016-10-18-1405_0-TR-Ha-AR2600.jpg

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October 17, 2016 on 12:59 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies on the first day of early voting in Georgia, but seeing was not good.  Solar Activity is Low with 2 C-class flares in the last two days.  The area of AR2600 and 2602 remain the same at 90, resp. 40 millionths for a total area for the hemisphere of 130 millionths.  The same with the sunspots with a total of 4.  Today full disk images as well as close ups of the various areas.

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2016-10-17-1402_1-TR-Ha-NEFilament.jpg 2016-10-17-1401_2-TR-Ha-AR2602.jpg 2016-10-17-1400_0-TR-Ha-AR2600.jpg

2016-10-17-1352_0-TR-540nm-SELimb.jpg 2016-10-17-1351_1-TR-540nm-AR2602.jpg 2016-10-17-1350_5-TR-540nm-AR2600.jpg

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October 16, 2016 on 12:43 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Nice clear skies before the clouds came back.  Seeing below average.  Solar Activity is again Very Low after the last flare on the 14th.  Three regions today.  The remnants of AR2599 which went around the western limb, still account for 60 millionths in today’s total active region area of 190 millionths.  Total spot count today is 5.   Full disk images today as well as close ups of the two regions and the SE limb.

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2016-10-16-1406_0-TR-540nm-SELimb.jpg 2016-10-16-1421_6-TR-Ha-NEFilament.jpg 2016-10-16-1426_5-TR-CaK-SELimb.jpg

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October 14, 2016 on 5:15 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Cirrus clouds and contrails from horizon to horizon.  So today my observations were only based on WL.  Solar activity is Low today with two C-class flares in the last two days.  We have three regions, AR2599, AR2600 and AR2602 with a total active region area of 270 millionths and a total spot count of 11.  While the first two are decreasing in size, the last one increased to 40 millionths.  Because of the conditions, today only White light images captured through a thin cloud deck.


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October 13, 2016 on 2:51 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies, but had a real late start.  Solar Activity is  Low because we had a C-class flare yesterday.  The region with pores I have been imaging at the Eastern Limb has finally been named as AR2602.  Three active regions today with a total region of 300 millionths.  The spot count today is at 10.  Again full disk images as well as close up of the reported active regions as well as a Ha and CaK image of the remnants visible at the Western limb of the old AR2598 and AR2601.

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2016-10-13-1512_0-TR-540nm-AR2600.jpg 2016-10-13-1524_5-TR-Ha-AR2600.jpg 2016-10-13-1531_3-TR-CaK-AR2600.jpg

2016-10-13-1511_0-TR-540nm-AR2599.jpg 2016-10-13-1523_7-TR-Ha-AR2599.jpg 2016-10-13-1531_3-TR-CaK-AR2599-98-2600.jpg

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