January 7, 2020 on 12:54 pm | In Uncategorized | Comments Off

The skies were clearing up during my observing session. SWPC carried AR2755 over into today, however at the time of observing the spot was not visible.  We have a new region coming around the Eastern limb, which might have a pore or small spot. According to my measurements in WinJupos, this area is in the Southern hemisphere and its magnetogram shows an old Cycle 24 polarization. However there is a very small reverse polarized area in the NE quadrant, which is visible also in the CaK image. A faculae is visible in the WL image, and a nice plage in Ha and CaK.  The filaments South of the AR2755 plage show very nice and show some activity.  Compare to yesterday’s images. Yesterday’s Prom in the SW is gone, but we have some small proms in the NE and SE.

2020-01-07-1523_8-TR-540nm-AR2855-NewA.jpg 2020-01-07-1545_3-TR-Ha-AR2755-NA.jpg 2020-01-07-1534_9-TR-CaK-AR2755-NA.jpg

2020-01-07-1529_3-TR-540nm-NewArea.jpg 2020-01-07-1548_0-TR-Ha-NewArea.jpg 2020-01-07-1537_8-TR-CaK-NewArea.jpg

2020-01-07-1539_9-TR-CaK-AR2755.jpg 2020-01-07-1549_5-TR-Ha-AR2755.jpg

May 21, 2019 on 12:47 pm | In Sun, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Clear skies, but my mount was acting up.  Another spotless day. A blank Sun with the exception of a few faint proms at the Western limb.  In addition, we noticed some very small reverse polarized areas in the Northern hemisphere.   Yesterday I only managed to capture one image in 540nm.  So today full disk images in the three wavelengths as well as yesterday’s image in 540nm.

2019-05-21-1339_8-TR-540nm.jpg 2019-05-21-1346_9-TR-Ha.jpg 2019-05-21-1342_2-TR-CaK.jpg


December 25, 2018 on 2:34 pm | In Uncategorized | Comments Off

Merry Christmas to all!!! Sunny skies with better than average seeing.  Solar activity remains Very Low on another spotless day.  The plage in the eastern hemisphere remains nicely visible, but I forgot to image the close up in Ha.  Two proms were visible, one at the SE limb and another in the NW.  I also captured the eastern faculae in 430nm.

2018-12-25-1500_8-TR-540nm.jpg 2018-12-25-1517_8-TR-Ha.jpg 2018-12-25-1510_9-TR-CaK.jpg

2018-12-25-1505_9-TR-540nm-EFaculae.jpg 2018-12-25-1510_9-TR-CaK-EPlage.jpg

2018-12-25-1521_1-TR-Ha-SEProm.jpg 2018-12-25-1521_9-TR-Ha-NWProm.jpg

May 21, 2018 on 10:40 am | In Sun, Uncategorized | Comments Off

After mostly cloudy skies yesterday, clear skies this morning with good seeing.  We observe a new, yet not named, sunspot at the Eastern limb. After 7 spotless days we can be tracking a new area again.  The nice filament is still there and the Western limb showed two prominences, on of which was very faint.  Full disk images today in the three wavelengths, as well as close ups of the mentioned areas.

2018-05-21-1227_3-TR-540nm-NN.jpg 2018-05-21-1244_4-TR-Ha-NNArea.jpg 2018-05-21-1258_4-TR-CaK-NNArea.jpg

2018-05-21-1232_5-TR-540nm-NNArea.jpg 2018-05-21-1246_7-TR-Ha-NNArea.jpg 2018-05-21-1258_4-TR-CaK-NNAreaplage.jpg

2018-05-21-1246_4-TR-Ha-Filam.jpg 2018-05-21-1247_5-TR-Ha-NEProm.jpg 2018-05-21-1248_0-TR-Ha-WProm.jpg

May 13, 2018 on 3:02 pm | In Uncategorized | Comments Off

The skies remain stable.  AR2709 remains at 10 millionths and 1 spot.  A few filaments and proms are visible in Ha and CaK.

2018-05-13-1247_6-TR-540nm-AR2709.jpg 2018-05-13-1253_4-TR-Ha-AR2709.jpg 2018-05-13-1306_5-TR-CaK-AR2709.jpg

2018-05-13-1250_1-TR-540nm-AR2709.jpg 2018-05-13-1255_8-TR-Ha-AR2709.jpg 2018-05-13-1306_5-TR-CaK-AR2709Crp.jpg

2018-05-13-1257_9-TR-Ha-oldAR2708.jpg 2018-05-13-1300_2-TR-Ha-NWProm.jpg 2018-05-13-1300_5-TR-Ha-SWProm.jpg


March 18, 2018 on 6:45 pm | In Sun, Uncategorized | Comments Off

A one hour break in the clouds allowed me to capture the Sun today in three wavelengths.  AR2702 is barely visible at the Western limb covering an area of 10 millionths with 5 spots. In addition a filament in the Northern hemisphere and a small prom are visible at the SE limb.

2018-03-18-1411_6-TR-540nm-AR2702.jpg 2018-03-18-1420_0-TR-Ha-AR2702.jpg 2018-03-18-1431_5-TR-CaK-AR2702.jpg

2018-03-18-1423_5-TR-HaAR2702.jpg 2018-03-18-1422_7-TR-Ha-NFilam.jpg 2018-03-18-1424_8-TR-HaSEProm.jpg


January 24, 2018 on 2:10 pm | In Uncategorized | Comments Off

The Sun is quiet again today and we reached another milestone on the way to Solar minimum.  We reached spotless day 150. Click the thumbnail below to see the screenshot of the cutout from my data, recorded since January 4th 2014.

September 16, 2017 on 5:48 pm | In Sun, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Clear Skies again with good seeing.  Solar Activity remains Very Low with no flares in the last two days.  Active Region AR2680 covers today an area of 80 millionths while it contains 3 sun spots.  In addition to the single area, two nice prominences are visible at the SE and NE limb.

2017-09-16-1407_0-TR-540nm-AR2680.jpg 2017-09-16-1416_2-TR-Ha-AR2680.jpg 2017-09-16-1426_3-TR-CaK-AR2680.jpg

2017-09-16-1409_7-TR-540nm-AR2680.jpg 2017-09-16-1418_9-TR-Ha-AR2680.jpg 2017-09-16-1426_3-TR-CaK-AR2680Crp.jpg

2017-09-16-1420_2-TR-Ha-SEProm.jpg 2017-09-16-1419_2-TR-Ha-SELimb.jpg 2017-09-16-1420_6-TR-Ha-NEProm.jpg

September 5, 2016 on 6:36 pm | In Uncategorized | Comments Off

A clear morning with very good seeing.  Solar Activity is Very Low with no flares in the last two days.  AR2585 has become a little smaller with 550 millionths.  Total Active Region Area is at 560 millionths with three regions.  Total sunspot count is at 29.  Mu close up in Ha of region AR2585 today is through the C11 and shows nice details of the penumbra and solar granulation.  Full disk images as well as close ups in the three wavelengths.

2016-09-05-1240_2-TR-540nm-AR2585-86-87.jpg 2016-09-05-1255_9-TR-Ha-AR2585-86-87.jpg 2016-09-05-1305_5-TR-CaK-AR2585-86-87.jpg

2016-09-05-1259_0-TR-Ha-AR2585.jpg 2016-09-05-1259_7-TR-Ha-AR2585-Filament.jpg 2016-09-05-1300_2-TR-Ha-AR2587.jpg

2016-09-05-1305_5-TR-CaK-AR2585-87.jpg 2016-09-05-1305_5-TR-CaK-AR2586.jpg 2016-09-05-1337_2-TR-540nm-AR2585.jpg

June 22, 2016 on 3:01 pm | In Uncategorized | Comments Off

Clear Skies early on with clouds later.  Seeing 7/10.  No flares yet at all today, and only 2 B-class flares on the 21st.  So Solar activity is Very Low.  AR2553 is ready to turn to the far side of the Sun, so not much to observe today.  Three full disk images as well as close ups of the two regions visible, AR2553 and AR2556.  A nice prom visible at the NE limb as well.

2016-06-22-1243_7-TR-540nm-1.jpg 2016-06-22-1254_3-TR-Ha-1.jpg 2016-06-22-1307_5-TR-CaK-1.jpg

2016-06-22-1246_9-TR-540nm-AR2553.jpg 2016-06-22-1259_2-TR-Ha-AR2553.jpg 2016-06-22-1307_5-TR-CaK-AR2553.jpg

2016-06-22-1245_9-TR-540nm-2.jpg 2016-06-22-1301_9-TR-Ha-AR2556.jpg 2016-06-22-1307_5-TR-CaK-AR2556.jpg

2016-06-22-1303_2-TR-Ha-NE-Limb.jpg 2016-06-22-1247_2-TR-540nm-AR2558.jpg

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