January 17, 2017 on 2:51 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

A break in the clouds with below average seeing.  Solar Activity today is very Low with no flares in the last two days.  Both regions AR2625 and 2626 have not changed much, and still going great.  Total Active region area today remains 180 millionths and total spots are 4.  Full disk images today as well as close ups of some regions.

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January 15, 2017 on 2:06 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Variable clouds this morning with average seeing.  Solar activity is Very Low with no flares in the last two days.  Two regions, AR2625 a Cso region on the McIntosh scale, and 2526 shows as an Hsx.  AR2626 has grow a bit and is 140 millionths today while total Active Region Area  is 190 millionths.  The pore following AR2625 three days ago is barely visible but a new pore shows nice a few degrees North of AR2626. Today full disk images and close ups of the mentioned regions.

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2017-01-15-1512_7-TR-540nm-AR2625-26Pr.jpg 2017-01-15-1523_4-TR-Ha-AR2626-Filam.jpg 2017-01-15-1530_9-TR-CaK-AR2625-26Crp.jpg

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January 13, 2017 on 3:59 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

A break in the clouds with average seeing.  Solar Activity is higher today and is Low with two C-class flares in the last two days.  The new spot from yesterday is named today as AR2625 and today it is followed by a larger spot as well as a pore.  We’ll see how this develops.  The prom at the Eastern limb yesterday did lift off about 4 -5 hours after my session. (Too bad).  Active Region Area for today is 30 millionths.  Today full disk images as well as close ups in three wavelengths and the remnants of the proms.

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January 12, 2017 on 6:57 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies with good seeing for a change.  Solar Activity remains Very Low with only one C-class flare today.  Today a new spot is coming around the Eastern limb.  So with spotless day 45 the current no spot streak will be coming to an end.  A small prom is also visible originating from around the new spot.  Today, full disk images and close ups of the mentioned regions.

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2017-01-12-1544_8-TR-Ha-NWFilam.jpg 2017-01-12-1547_6-TR-Ha-E-Prom.jpg

January 9, 2017 on 3:01 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear Skies with average seeing.  Solar Activity remains Very Low.  Today is the 43rd spotless day since Solar maximum. A very small flare could be made out just off the Eastern limb in Ha and CaK, but no WL spots were visible.  Today full disk images and close ups of the NW as well as NE limb limb in Ha and CaK.

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2017-01-09-1516_9-TR-540nm-NWQuad.jpg 2017-01-09-1522_8-TR-Ha-NWQuad.jpg 2017-01-09-1536_9-TR-CaK-NWQuad.jpg

2017-01-09-1520_9-TR-Ha-ELimb.jpg 2017-01-09-1536_9-TR-CaK-NEQuad.jpg

January 8, 2017 on 2:15 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear Skies, but temps below freezing this morning with average seeing.  Solar Activity remains to be Very Low with no flares in the last two days.  A small region visible in Ha, and CaK is also very calm.  Today full disk images in the three wavelengths and close ups in Ha and CaK.

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2017-01-08-1545_1-TR-Ha.jpg 2017-01-08-1546_4-TR-Ha-NWFilam.jpg

2017-01-08-1552_1-TR-CaK-NWQuadr.jpg 2017-01-08-1552_1-TR-CaK-SWQuadr.jpg

January 7, 2017 on 12:57 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Freezing temps, strong wind gusts and terrible seeing of 1/5.  However plenty of time between clouds to capture some images.  Solar Activity remains Very Low.  No spots or Active Regions.  A small region known as HARP 5408 in the NW quadrant, a small filament in the NE quadrant and a few Proms at the NE limb.

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January 5, 2017 on 6:26 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

This morning the cloudy skies gave way to an opening big enough for a few observations and images.  Solar Activity remains Very Low.  No Sunspots or regions reported today.  However, a small filament was visible in the NW quadrant and the SW limb showed a few nice proms.  Clouds blocked the skies  again so could not continue with CaK.  Yesterday marks the day where the three years passed for my Solar Activity analysis.  I am working on the last graphs and the analysis is finished and is being proof read.  I am excited about it.

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December 30, 2016 on 6:21 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies, with average transparency and below average seeing.  Today is the 34th spotless day since solar maximum.  AR2621 has turned to the far side and the pore mentioned in days before has hardly developed any further. This does not take away that there is nothing to see on the Sun.  There are some small filaments as well as some small pores.  Today’s images include full disk images and close ups using 2 as well as 3x magnification of some of the mentioned areas.

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2016-12-30-1505_1-TR-540nm-NW-Pore.jpg 2016-12-30-1516_4-TR-Ha.jpg 2016-12-30-1532_0-TR-CaK-Pore.jpg

2016-12-30-1518_7-TR-Ha-CtrRegion.jpg 2016-12-30-1532_0-TR-CaK-CtrPore.jpg 2016-12-30-1523_3-TR-Ha-CtrRegion.jpg

2016-12-30-1524_5-TR-Ha-NWPore.jpg 2016-12-30-1517_3-TR-Ha-N-Filam.jpg

December 29, 2016 on 3:04 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

The clear Sky Chart predicted that the clouds would break between 10 and 11 local and it did, but seeing was still bad.  AR2621 was barely visible while turning to the far side.  Some filaments visible on the NE, NW and South.  Solar Activity is Very Low and the Total Active Region Area is 10 millionths.  AR2621 showed 4 spots.  Today’s images include full disk as well as close ups at 2x magnification.

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2016-12-29-1547_3-TR-540nm-NWPore.jpg 2016-12-29-1556_7-TR-Ha-AR2621.jpg 2016-12-29-1604_3-TR-CaK-AR2621Crp.jpg

2016-12-29-1556_0-TR-Ha-NEFilam.jpg 2016-12-29-1557_3-TR-Ha-SFilam.jpg 2016-12-29-1604_3-TR-CaK-CtrPlage.jpg

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