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

April 7, 2016 on 3:24 pm | In Sun, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Clear Skies after the rain.  Seeing 8/10.  Yesterday AR2526 still showed up with 150 millionths, but today AR2528 is the only Active Region visible and its size is 20 millionths, however, the Sun produced two C-class flares in the last 24 hours, making the solar activity Low.  The total Active Region size for the hemisphere is 20 millionths, three spots, and AR2528 has gone from a Cro to a Dro on the McIntosh scale.  Today three full disk images and close ups of the only active region, as well as a close up of the Eastern Limb.

2016-04-07-1409_9-TR-540nm-1.jpg 2016-04-07-1422_1-TR-CaK-1.jpg 2016-04-07-1431_4-TR-Ha-1.jpg

2016-04-07-1413_6-TR-540nm-2.jpg 2016-04-07-1422_1-TR-CaK-1A.jpg 2016-04-07-1447_1-TR-Ha-1.jpg


April 3, 2016 on 7:57 pm | In Uncategorized | Comments Off

Clear Skies, but at times wind gusts caused some instability.  Seeing about 7/10. The Sun’s activity is Very Low with no flares in the last two days.  Only one Hsx sunspot on the solardisk measuring 190 millionths.  However, the filaments and prominences make up for the lack of solar activity.  Today a full disk image in three wavelengths as well as close ups of AR2526 and the proms and filaments.

2016-04-03-1331_3-TR-540nm-1.jpg 2016-04-03-1341_1-TR-CaK-1.jpg 2016-04-03-1348_6-TR-Ha-2.jpg

2016-04-03-1334_8-TR-540nm-2.jpg 2016-04-03-1341_1-TR-CaK-1A.jpg 2016-04-03-1354_1-TR-Ha-3.jpg

2016-04-03-1357_6-TR-Ha-5.jpg 2016-04-03-1358_3-TR-Ha-6.jpg 2016-04-03-1402_8-TR-Ha-8.jpg

March 7, 2016 on 12:58 pm | In Sun, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Just finished the observing session before the clouds arrived.  Seeing 8/10.  Solar activity is still Very Low today.  The last flare was on March 4th.  BTW this was only a C-1.1 flare.  Total 5 regions today, covering an area of 140 millionths.  Only one 50 millionths area left (AR2513).  Total spot count is 17.   Today again three full disk images and close ups of the regions 2510 and 13, and 2512,14 and 17.

2016-03-07-1508_2-TR-540nm-1.jpg 2016-03-07-1516_1-TR-CaK-1.jpg 2016-03-07-1522_5-TR-Ha-2.jpg

2016-03-07-1511_5-TR-540nm-2.jpg 2016-03-07-1512_3-TR-540nm-3.jpg

2016-03-07-1524_6-TR-Ha-3.jpg 2016-03-07-1525_8-TR-Ha-5.jpg

March 5, 2016 on 8:37 pm | In Sun, Uncategorized | Comments Off

A bright clear sky this morning.  Seeing 9/10.  Solar activity is Low with one flare in the last two days.  Active regions have increased to 7 with a total area of 190 millionths supporting 25 sunspots.  The largest active region 2506  has decayed back to 60 millionths and is a Cso again from an Hsx the day before.  Today three full disk images and close ups of the regions, as indicated on the images, in all wavelengths.

2016-03-05-1549_8-TR-Ha-1.jpg 2016-03-05-1557_7-TR-Ha-1.jpg 2016-03-05-1612_2-TR-Ha-6.jpg

Drizzle15_2016-03-05-1606_3-TR-Ha-2.jpg Drizzle15_2016-03-05-1607_7-TR-Ha-3.jpg 2016-03-05-1557_7-TR-Ha-1A.jpg

2016-03-05-1552_1-TR-Ha-2.jpg 2016-03-05-1552_6-TR-Ha-3.jpg

February 18, 2016 on 3:15 pm | In Sun, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Crisp but clear skies.  Seeing at 8/10.  Today marks the end of Carrington Rotation 2173 and the beginning of CR2174 starting at 04:08 UT.   The activity on the Sun today is Medium with 17 C-class flares in the last two days.  Four active regions make up for a total of 300 millionths, which is up 40 since yesterday.  Total spot count is at 20.  Today three full disk images and close ups of AR2501, 02 and 03.

2016-02-18-1512_5-TR-540nm-1.jpg 2016-02-18-1531_4-TR-CaK-1.jpg 2016-02-18-1535_6-TR-Ha-2.jpg

2016-02-18-1526_6-TR-540nm-2.jpg 2016-02-18-1527_2-TR-540nm-3.jpg 2016-02-18-1531_4-TR-CaK-1a.jpg 2016-02-18-1542_0-TR-Ha-3F-Lib.jpg

February 13, 2016 on 11:35 am | In Sun, Uncategorized | Comments Off

A cold morning with clear skies, but poor seeing at 6/10. Quinten came over to take a look at my setup, and to look at the different ways you can look at the Sun.  The solar activity is Medium with two M-class flares and 8 C-class flares.  Instead of further declining, AR2497 has perked up a bit to 250 millionths again, and has even  produced the two M-Class flares.  I was fortunately enough to see one of them and capture the end of the M-1.8 flare in both Ha and CaK.  Today the Sun shows 5 active regions with a total area of 290 millionths.  The spot count for today went down to 24.  Today again, three full disk images as well as close ups of AR2497 showing the flare in Ha and CaK.

2016-02-13-1511_4-TR-540nm-1.jpg 2016-02-13-1521_0-TR-CaK-4.jpg 2016-02-13-1529_5-TR-Ha-1.jpg

2016-02-13-1514_5-TR-540nm-2a.jpg 2016-02-13-1521_0-TR-CaK-4A.jpg 2016-02-13-1537_0-TR-Ha-6.jpg

March 19, 2015 on 2:33 pm | In Uncategorized | Comments Off

I used the close ups captured today to show how they relate to each other.  Click the image to see the animation of how AR2297 looks at 5 different focal length through the SM40. It starts with the full disk size and ends with the Klee 3x barlow. The intermediate images are made using the Meade 140 2x barlow with out extension tube, with a 1/4″ extension and a 1″ extension tube.

« Previous PageNext Page »

Entries and comments feeds. Valid XHTML and CSS. ^Top^ Powered by WordPress with jd-nebula-3c theme design by John Doe.