September 28, 2016 on 1:48 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies with relative good seeing.  Solar Activity is still Low with one C-class flare in the last two days.  One active region today AR2597, which is an Dao on the McIntosh scale,  increased to an area of 110 millionths however the number of sunspots reduced from 13 to 9.  Images today include full disk images in the three wavelengths as well as close ups of several regions on the Sun including some very nice filaments and proms at the NE limb.

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September 26, 2016 on 2:01 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Played hide and seek with the Sun as a wide band of clouds moved in just as I was ready setting up.  Finally got a nice area of clear skies with average seeing.  Today’s activity is Low as we had one C-class flare just today.  AR2597 is the only area remaining with a size of 60 millionths and 8 Sun spots.  Some nice filaments are on the disk surface today.  Captured also four images of AR2597 between 1410 and 1420 UT but the area did not show a lot of activity at that time.  Full disk images today as well as close ups of the areas.

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September 25, 2016 on 12:13 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Average seeing conditions today.  Solar Activity is still Very Low with no C-class flares in the last two days.  AR2593 only shows some of the plage, but AR2597 has increased in size and number of spots.  Total Active Region Area today is at 150 millionths and the spot count is at 16.  A very nice and large prominence is visible at the NE limb.  Images today include a complete set of full disk images as well as close ups in the three wavelengths of the mentioned areas and the Prom.

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2016-09-25-1336_5-TR-Ha-NEProm.jpg 2016-09-25-1331_8-TR-Ha-AR2597.jpg 2016-09-25-1332_9-TR-Ha-AR2693-96.jpg

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September 23, 2016 on 4:44 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear Skies and although the seeing was not great, I brought the C11 out also for a change, for my first session in CR2182.  Solar Activity is Very Low with three regions, AR2593, 96 and a new not yet  named region in the Southern hemisphere. In addition, a very nice filaprom has moved onto the disk in the SE hemisphere. Total active region area today is at 100 millionths and the sunspot count is at 10.  Today full disk images and close ups of the regions including a few made with the Celestron C11 in WL.

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2016-09-23-1306_5-TR-Ha-ARnn-Filament.jpg 2016-09-23-1305_1-TR-Ha-ARNN.jpg 2016-09-23-1304_1-TR-Ha-AR2593-96.jpg

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September 22, 2016 on 12:12 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Another day with clear skies and below average seeing.  I heard today that this year we have had already over 85 days with over 90 degrees.  Solar Activity is Very Low, although the number of B-class flares is abundant.  Total Active Region Area today is at 170 with a total sunspot count of 15.  Today also marks the first day of Fall, which arrived at 1421 UT.  In fact, my full disk Ha image from today marks my first Fall image for this year.

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September 21, 2016 on 2:19 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies this morning with average seeing.  Solar Activity will upgrade for today from Very Low to Low because we had two C-Class flares around 11:00 UT in AR2595.  We have two Active Regions left, AR2593 and AR2595 with a total Active Region Area of 170 millionths and a total of 12 Sunspots. Today full disk images and close ups of the mentioned regions. My close up Ha image of AR2595 shows the beginning of a B7.2 flare.

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September 20, 2016 on 5:24 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies this morning with average seeing.  Solar Activity remains Very Low with no flares in the last two days.  Four regions today AR2592, 93, 94 and 95.  Total Active Region Area is 100 millionths with 16 sunspots total.  Images in the three wavelengths for close ups and full disk images.

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September 19, 2016 on 7:21 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

This morning, variable clouds for a while, with average seeing.  SWPC reports 3 Active Regions today AR2592, 93 and 94.  Solar Activity is Very Low with no C-class flares in the last 2 days.  Total Active Region Area is 40 millionths and the sunspot count is 17.   A not named area in the Western hemisphere  is showing some Ellerman Bombs and a very small flare in the Ha close up.  Today full disk images and close ups of the regions.

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September 17, 2016 on 10:13 am | In Sun | Comments Off

The clouds burned off and gave way to clear skies with average seeing.  Solar Activity is still very low with no C-class flares in the last two days.  The only remaining Active Region AR2592  seems to stay steady at 10 millionths as a Bxo type region and today with 3 sunspots.  Full Disk images today with close ups of both the Eastern Limb with AR2592, as well as the Western Limb.

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2016-09-17-1309_0-TR-Ha-AR2592.jpg 2016-09-17-1310_4-TR-Ha-WLimb.jpg 2016-09-17-1316_8-TR-CaK-AR2592Crp.jpg

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September 16, 2016 on 7:43 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear Skies with average seeing.  Solar activity is still Very Low with no C-class flares in the last two days.  One Active Region left with a size of only 10 millionths and 2 sunspots.  The area where AR2591 used to be still shows  bright in Ha and CaK but it does not meet the criteria anymore for an Active Region.  Today images in all wavelengths and close ups of AR2592 and the Western Limb where AR2591 used to be. The size of the full disk Sun starts to exceed the size of the chip of the ASI174 and for todays WL image, a little sliver of the Sun was cut off.  My apologies for that.  Might have to  use the focal reducer again for this image for a while.

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