February 19, 2017 on 1:37 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Variable clouds today with average seeing.  Solar Activity is Very Low. Total Active Region area for the Sun today is at 20 millionths and three spots.  Two new regions are turning up at the Eastern limb of the Sun.  One in the Southern hemisphere and a second in the Northern.  The latter shows two nice spots in WL. Images in all three wavelengths despite the tricky conditions to capture them.

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February 17, 2017 on 3:47 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear Skies, transparent, and average seeing this morning.  Solar Activity remains Very Low.  Total active region area for today is 10 millionths and we have three spots.  Images today include the full disk images in the three wavelengths as well as AR2636, and additional close ups of the old AR2635 as well as a few small filaments near the center of the Sun.

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February 16, 2017 on 12:28 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies this morning but poor seeing.  The new region from yesterday has been named as AR2636.  Solar Activity remains Very Low.  Total active Region Area for the hemisphere today is 30 millionths and the spot count is at 3.  Full disk images today as well as close ups of the regions in the three wavelengths, except for AR2635, which was completely washed out.  I can’t wait until the jet stream will move further North in the second half of spring.

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February 14, 2017 on 5:00 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Average seeing this session.  Did not have much time, but got images in all wavelengths.  Solar Activity remains Very Low.  One Active Region today, AR2635, which keep decaying.  Total Active Region Area for today is 60 millionths and the spot count is 6.  Full disk images today as well as close ups of AR2635 and the pore at the Eastern limb in CaK.

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February 13, 2017 on 3:46 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies with poor transparency and seeing today.  Solar Activity remains Very Low.  We only have one Active Region with a total region area of 90 millionths and 8 sunspots.  Images today include full disk images as well as close ups of the one region and a filament.

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February 10, 2017 on 2:04 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

I have to correct my post from yesterday.  It was not AR2634 that was regaining energy, but a new region AR2635.  My bad, sorry.  Today transparency, as well as seeing were good.  It has been a very long time since the seeing was at this level.  I even got the granulation again in my WL images.  Solar Activity is Very Low.  Total Active Region Area is 70 millionth and total sunspot count is 5.  Today full disk images and close ups, including a 3x close up of AR2635 in WL.

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February 9, 2017 on 1:59 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Seeing is very bad today with 30 mph wind gusts and over 100 mph Jetstream above. Solar Activity remains Very Low and Space Weather Prediction Center closed the yesterday with no reported active regions.  Today AR2634 is regaining energy and has been very busy generating a number of B class flares and even one C-class flare.  Full disk images and low quality close ups of the mentioned region and some small filaments.

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February 4, 2017 on 8:07 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Transparency was bad this morning with many broad contrails.  Solar Activity is Very Low with no flares in the last two days.  Three regions for today, of which one disappeared so far.  Total Active Region Area for today is 80 millionths with a spot count of 9.  Full disk images today with a close up of the Western limb with AR2632 and what’s left of AR2633.

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February 2, 2017 on 1:47 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Seeing remains poor and transparency went down to average.  Solar Activity is Very Low.  We have two Active Regions AR2629 and AR2632 with a size of resp. 40 and 50 millionths.  Total spot count for today is 8.  Full disk images and close ups of the mentioned regions with the WL close ups stacked in Registax5.

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February 1, 2017 on 3:22 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear Skies with poor but improving seeing.  Solar Activity remains Very Low.  We are seeing three Active Regions, AR2629, 31 and 32.  AR2629 is an Hax region and the two others Bxo.  The total Active Region Area for today is 60 millionths and the spot count is 12.  Today full disk images as well as close ups of the mentioned regions.  I did revert back to Registax5 for the stacking of the white light close ups since AS2 did not produce any detail.

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