June 22, 2018 on 11:21 am | In Sun | Comments Off

Clearing skies with below average seeing and transparency.  Solar Activity remains Very Low with no qualifying flares in the last two days.  Yesterday registered a C class flare, while the rest remains of the B-class.  AR2713 has increased to 70 millionths, the largest it has been so far, and AR2715 is now a sizable 160 millionths, the largest active region since AR2599 in February 2018.  Some light bridges can be seen in today’s images. Total Active Region Area for today is 240 millionths containing 23 spots. Full disk images today in CaK and 540nm and close ups of the mentioned areas including the plage in the Eastern half in CaK.

2018-06-22-1237_5-TR-540nm-AR2713-14-15.jpg 2018-06-22-1240_7-TR-CaK-AR2713-14-15.jpg

2018-06-22-1234_8-TR-540nm-AR2715A.jpg 2018-06-22-1235_6-TR-540nm-AR2713.jpg

2018-06-22-1240_7-TR-CaK-Plage.jpg 2018-06-22-1240_7-TR-CaK-AR2715.jpg 2018-06-22-1240_7-TR-CaK-AR2713-14.jpg

June 20, 2018 on 9:00 am | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies this morning with average seeing and transparency.  Solar Activity remains Very Low with no qualifying flares in the last two days.  We have three Active Regions again with AR2715 developing very fast.  Three B-class flares were observed so far today and yesterday, two of them in AR2714.  Total Active Region Area for the day is 80 with a total of 11 sunspots.  Full disk images today in CaK and 540nm, and close ups of the mentioned regions.

2018-06-20-1218_2-TR-540nm-AR2713-14-15.jpg 2018-06-20-1226_6-TR-CaK-AR2713-14-15.jpg

2018-06-20-1221_6-TR-540nm-AR2715.jpg 2018-06-20-1220_4-TR-540nm-AR2713.jpg 2018-06-20-1220_7-TR-540nm-AR2714.jpg

2018-06-20-1222_0-TR-540nm-Plage.jpg 2018-06-20-1226_6-TR-CaK-AR2715-newplage.jpg 2018-06-20-1226_6-TR-CaK-AR2713-14.jpg

June 19, 2018 on 1:11 pm | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear Skies with good seeing and transparency.  Solar Activity remains Very Low with no qualifying flares in the last two days.  The unnamed pore ahead of AR2713 is now been named as AR2714 and I also noticed that the pore following the region, which I noticed on the 15th, has popped up again. In addition, a new area might be forming near the Eastern limb. Total Active Region area to day is 20 millionths and the spot count is 8. Full disk images today in CaK and 540nm as well as close ups of the mentioned regions.

2018-06-19-1238_9-TR-540nm-AR2713-14-Pr.jpg 2018-06-19-1247_4-TR-CaK-AR2713-14-Pr.jpg

2018-06-19-1241_6-TR-540nm-NNPore.jpg 2018-06-19-1240_9-TR-540nm-AR2713.jpg 2018-06-19-1241_2-TR-540nm-AR2714.jpg

2018-06-19-1247_4-TR-CaK-Pore.jpg 2018-06-19-1247_4-TR-CaK-AR2713-14.jpg 2018-06-19-1250_9-TR-540nm-NNArea.jpg

June 18, 2018 on 9:21 am | In Sun | Comments Off

Another hot day with average seeing and great transparency.  AR2713 does not seem to give up since it increased to 20 millionths and 5 sunspots.  In addition, I noticed a pore, this time ahead of the region. Yesterday AR2713 did produce three small B1 class flares, but today it is off to a slow start with no flares yet.  Today two full disk images in CaK and 540nm as well as close ups of the mentioned areas.

2018-06-18-1222_1-TR-540nm-AR2713.jpg 2018-06-18-1228_4-TR-CaK-AR2713.jpg

2018-06-18-1224_1-TR-540nm-AR2713.jpg 2018-06-18-1228_4-TR-CaK-AR2713Crp.jpg 2018-06-18-1222_1-TR-540nm-Pore.jpg

June 16, 2018 on 10:50 am | In Sun | Comments Off

This morning’s session was a fight with the clouds for a sucker hole, but I got it.  Seeing was average with bad transparency. AR2713 only covers 10 millionths this morning with 3 sunspots.  Solar Activity remains Very Low with no qualifying flares in the last two days.  The small pore from yesterday is gone.  Today two full disk images in 540nm and CaK with close ups of AR2713.

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2018-06-16-1317_0-TR-540nm-AR2713.jpg 2018-06-16-1327_7-TR-CaK-AR2713Crp.jpg

June 15, 2018 on 9:20 am | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear Skies with good transparency and seeing.  Solar Activity is Very Low with no C class flares or higher in the last two day.  Despite the deterioration of AR2713, the region did produce 2 small B-class flares already this morning.  I noticed a small pore in 540nm between AR2713 and the Eastern limb, which did not show up well in the close up. Total Active Region Area for today is 30 millionths with 6 spots. Since My SM40 is still at Meade, today two full disk images in CaK and 540nm and close ups of the mentioned areas.

2018-06-15-1219_0-TR-540nm-AR2713.jpg 2018-06-15-1242_3-TR-CaK-AR2713.jpg

2018-06-15-1220_8-TR-540nm-AR2713.jpg 2018-06-15-1242_9-TR-CaK-AR2713.jpg 2018-06-15-1223_8-TR-540nm-Pore.jpg

June 10, 2018 on 8:53 am | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear skies with good transparency and seeing.  Nothing new on the sun today.  Whatever was left of the plage is barely visible in CaK.  Solar Activity remains Very Low on Spotless day 225 with no flares in the last two days.  Two full disk images in CaK and 540nm as well as a close up of the NW quadrant.

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June 9, 2018 on 8:29 am | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear Skies with good seeing and transparency.  Solar Activity is Very Low with no flares in the last two days.  The area with the plage is even deteriorating more in CaK. Today is Spotless day 224.  Today two full disk images in 540nm and CaK, as well a closeup of what’s left of the plage.

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June 7, 2018 on 8:25 am | In Sun | Comments Off

Clear Skies this morning with great seeing and transparency.  Solar Activity is Very Low with no flares in the last two days.  In fact we have a spotless Sun today again for spotless day 222 since Solar Max. Two full disk images today with a close up in the two wavelengths of the area of the plage visible in CaK.

2018-06-07-1224_0-TR-540nm.jpg 2018-06-07-1231_3-TR-CaK.jpg

2018-06-07-1227_6-TR-540nm-plage.jpg 2018-06-07-1231_3-TR-CaK-Plage.jpg

June 6, 2018 on 10:56 am | In Sun | Comments Off

Seeing was good today, but transparency was terrible.  No Active Regions today and Solar Activity is Very Low.  This marks spotless day 221.  Two full disk images in visual light and CaK with a close up of the plage in CaK.

2018-06-06-1232_9-TR-540nm.jpg 2018-06-06-1251_1-TR-CaK-plage.jpg 2018-06-06-1251_1-TR-CaK.jpg

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